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    Friday, September 29, 2023

    West Vine Street school to open Little Free Library branch

    Stonington ― West Vine Street School in Pawcatuck will hold a grand opening of its Little Free Lending Library on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

    The library, given to the school as part of a grant from Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program, will be located outside the front of the school. Principal Kathryn Irvine said the school is excited to be the recipient of the award.

    Little Free Library of Minnesota is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on expanding access to books through grants to high-need areas to promote literacy. According to the organization’s website, the organization have given grants to establish 1,500 libraries throughout North America.

    The grant includes a small box, or “library,” a wooden post to mount the library on, a kit for installation, a diverse selection of books, and information on how to care for the library.

    Little Free Libraries invite the public to take a book as well as leave books for others, and as a recipient of the grant, the school will be responsible for filling the library at least once each year, to ensure continued access to books.

    The school also must hold a minimum of one community event or activity in the first year, among other stewardship responsibilities.

    Irvine said the school’s Student Leadership Club and the Welcoming School Committee will be in attendance at the grand opening.

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