Friday, July 27, 2018

The inimitable Mary Lindsey on WPTV: “Little Free Library at PBSO substation in Lake Worth”.

There’s new news about Little Free Libraries in this little City of Lake Worth from Mary Lindsey:

“Caught red-handed! These two wonderful PBSO District 14 deputies stopped by early this morning before their shift to replenish the mobile Little Free Libraries they carry in their patrol cars.”

“They scored a whole batch of new graphic stories for teens and tweens as well as early education baby board books for the stroller set. What a fabulous way to build community and literacy. Hurray for PBSO!”

Now to the recent news from WPTV:

Read an excerpt from the text of multimedia journalist Stephanie Susskind’s news segment below. To watch the video produced by NBC5/WPTV — by far the best and most accurate source for TV news in Palm Beach County — click on this link.

Pause momentarily for Tweet to load; news about
what happened at PBSO District 14 yesterday:

From the text of the news
segment on WPTV:

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies now have a new way to interact with kids in Lake Worth.
     The substation on North G Street is now home to a “Little Free Library.” It’s one of more than 100 throughout Lake Worth.
     Community member Mary Lindsey is behind the libraries and worked to get one at the sheriff’s office. [emphasis added] Local community artist Nina Benaroch painted the library in honor of the sheriff’s office, complete with a badge, K9s and even the sheriff himself.
     The library will be in the station lobby for kids to read while they are there, or even take home. The goal is to “take a book, leave a book,” but deputies hope kids share the books with siblings or friends.
     There will also be four mobile libraries in deputy patrol cars. In each section of the district, one deputy will have books in his car to share with kids he comes across in the community.
     PBSO District 14 Commander, Captain Todd Baer is excited about implementing the program.
     “It’s a great way to get kids reading and connecting with us on a level slightly different than we’ve done in the past such as playing ball or fishing things like that. This is, intellectually, we get to talk to the kids they get to know us as people, and hopefully we encourage them to read books which will help them with life,” he said.

Have a book or books to donate for Lake Worth’s Little Free Libraries? Call 561-585-6035 or email:

Read about “One Small Town, Over 100 Little Libraries” and books, especially children’s books, are always in need.

“Take a Book  ~  Leave a Book”

Here is more information about the Little Free Libraries in English, Spanish and Creole.

Hey Lake Worth Neighbor! — Have you visited the Little Free Library in your neighborhood? Did you know that these little book exchange boxes belong to all our neighbors in Lake Worth? Everyone is invited to open the door and look inside. If you see a book you or your children might enjoy, take it. You may keep it as long as you like. When you are finished with the book, we hope you will pass it on to a friend or just place it back in any of the Little Free Libraries you happen to come across. You do not have to leave a book in order to take one, but we hope you will next time you visit.

and. . .

Atención vecinos de Lake Worth: ¿Han visto las pequeñas bibliotecas gratuitas localizadas en su vecindad? ¿Sabía que estas pequeñas cajas de intercambio de libros pertenecen a todos nuestros vecinos? Los invitamos a que abran la puerta y vean los libros que se encuentran dentro. Si hay algún libro que les interese a ustedes o a sus niños, llévenselo y disfrútenlo por el tiempo que quieran. Cuando terminen de leer el libro, esperamos que lo compartan con un amigo o lo puede devolverlo a cualquiera de las bibliotecas pequeñas que encuentren. Aunque no se requiere dejar un libro para tomar uno, si se agradece que dejen uno en su próxima visita.

and. . .

Vwazen Lake Worth yo! ~ Èske nou te pase nan Ti Bibliyotèk Gratis ki sou katye’nou an? Èsken nou te konnen ti bwat pou echanj liv sa yo se pou tout vwazen nou yo nan Lake Worth la ? Tout moun envite pou louvri pòt gade sa k gen anndan yo. Si je ou tonbe sou yon liv ou menm osnon pitit nou ka li ak kè kontan, pran’l. Ou ka kenbe l toutotan w vle. Lè w fini ak yon liv, nou espere w’ap pase l bay yon zanmi osnon remete li nan nenpòt ki Ti Bibliyotèk Gratis ki sou chemen’w. Ou pa oblije mete youn liv lè’w pran youn, men ou ka toujou fè sa pwochenn fwa ou pase.

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The flag of the United States of America, flag of the State of Florida, and nearest is the Little Free Library flag flying full mast outside Lake Worth City Hall earlier this year.