Rotary dedicates Little Free Libraries at two Harrison County schools

Rotary dedicates Little Free Libraries at two Harrison County schools

The Rotary Club of Gulfport-Orange Grove is helping to increase access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. This week, the organization dedicated Little Free Libraries at two schools in the Harrison County School District. One library was recently installed on the River Oaks Elementary campus. The other library is located on the Three Rivers Elementary campus.

The Little Free Library is one of several literacy programs the Gulfport-Orange Grove Rotary provides for children in the community. The library will be available at all times. Children are encouraged to “Take a Book – Return a Book”. Books will be replenished by rotary members as needed. Book donations are also accepted.

The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges. Todd H. Bol built and installed the first Little Free Library in his front yard in 2009 to honor his mother. The number of registered book exchanges has grown to more than 60,000 around the world, in all 50 states and in 80 countries.

Last year, Bel-Aire Elementary also received a Little Free Library from the Rotary of Gulfport-Orange Grove. The next school to receive one will be Orange Grove Elementary. The Rotary hopes to eventually install a Little Free Library at every elementary school in the Harrison County School District.  

We would like thank the organization for this wonderful gift and for supporting our students. The children really enjoy “checking out” all the books.

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