DIYcave member Alice Staley recently spent some time at the cave building a Little Free Library for a local Head Start classroom. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange in neighborhood’s across the world. According to the Little Free Library website, there are 27 in the Bend Area alone (you can find them here).
After reading a study that found most low-income families with children don’t have books in the home, Alice decided to build Little Free Library for local Head Start classrooms with her grandkids.
“Books in the home are the single biggest indicator of academic success,” Alice explains.
In the photos above, Alice delivered the first library and 100 books to the local Head Start in Bend. “Every child in both morning and afternoon classes received two books, and the rest went into the library. Children take the books home and bring them back when they are ready to exchange for other books.”
What’s next for Alice and her Little Free Library project? She will be delivering another Little Free Library to Head Start in January, and she is looking for more books! If anyone has books they no longer need that are appropriate for 3-5-year-olds, drop them off to the DIYcave for Alice.