Little Free Libraries for Schools – A Rotary Club of Mobile Initiative

The Rotary Club of Mobile has expanded reading in the region’s neighborhoods with the initiative known as “Little Free Library.”  (www.littlefreelibrary.org) A partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Rotary Club of Mobile, 10 libraries have been produced, six of which have been placed at area elementary schools with three others to be placed at schools before the summer’s end.

 

The libraries have been built locally according to “Little Free Library” specifications. Each one has been painted the colors of the school at which they are to be placed. The books to fill the libraries have been donated by the employees of Regions Bank. The schools receiving the libraries have a partnership program with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

Schools receiving the libraries have a volunteer willing to monitor the stocking of the libraries with books. Not all children have a book to bring when they take a book.  To keep a supply for restocking the libraries, the employees of Regions Bank have dedicated a storage room in the RSA Tower for age appropriate books. Donations of books suitable for ages K4-5th grade are welcome.

 

Contact Ken Niemeyer (KNiemeyer@regions.com) for more information on how to donate age appropriate books.

 

Rotary Club Little Free Library Committee Members:

  • Elizabeth P. Stevens – Downtown Mobile Alliance
  • Ken Niemeyer – Regions Bank
  • Aimee Risser – Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • David McGrath – Regions Bank
  • Rick Harvey – Regions Bank
  • Frank Lott, Sr. – Heritage Homes

Schools with Rotary libraries:

  • Fonde Elementary (LFL #20680)
  • Griggs Elementary
  • Leinkauf Elementary (LFL #20683)
  • Grant Elementary (LFL #20682)
  • Brazier Elementary (LFL #20681)
  • Howard Elementary
  • John Will Elementary- installing over summer
  • Maryvale Elementary – (LFL # 20679)
  • Summerdale School (Baldwin County) – installing over summer

 

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