Monday, August 13, 2018

Support LOCAL small town journalism in Central Palm Beach County: Little Free Libraries are expanding westward!

The editor of The Lake Worth Herald also publishes the FREE weekly Coastal and Greenacres Observer. News this week in the Observer is about “Deserving Kids Get Bikes From PBSO [Greenacres] District 16”* and “Greenacres Block Party No Longer a Best Kept Secret”.

To look over the front page headlines in the Herald and the Observer click on this link. To contact the editor call 561-585-9387 or send an email to:†

And there is more big news! Lake Worth’s very own Mary Lindsey and Little Free Libraries are expanding westward. Below is a newspaper clipping from this week’s Observer.

Following the news about Senior Scouts from Troop 21127 at Greenacres City Hall and their project to build a Little Free Library from a recycled newspaper rack is this news:

Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores
presents Carol Glasser a plaque from Little
Free Libraries for her stewardship”:

Click on newspaper clipping to enlarge:

From L to R: Mayor Flores, Mary Lindsey, Carol and husband Bob Glasser. The City of Greenacres now has ten Little Free Libraries for the residents to “Take a book, leave a book”.

Whilst on the topic of “Take a book, leave a book” in the little City of Lake Worth here is a little more information: Read about “One Small Town, Over 100 Little Libraries”.

Always remember in the cities of
Greenacres and Lake Worth:

“Take a Book  ~  Leave a Book”.

Books, especially children’s books, are always in need. Have a book or books to donate? Call 561-585-6035 or email:

Here are three messages from the Little Free Libraries in English, Spanish, and Creole:

Hey 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: ¿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 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.

Once again, do you have a book or books to donate? Call 561-585-6035 or email:

*Three years ago the editor(s) at The Palm Beach Post pulled their reporter from the Greenacres beat. This happened shortly after PBSO merged with the Greenacres PD. Ever since 2015 news coverage in the Post about politics, law enforcement and government in the fine City of Greenacres has been spotty at best.
     However, in March 2018 the editor(s) acknowledged the overwhelming success of PBSO. The editor(s) wrote, “[T]here is no debate about the result [in City of Greenacres]. Overall crime is down and available law-enforcement resources are far better.”

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