Wellsville gets a Little Free Library
WELLSVILLE, NY ‐ JULY 9, 2019 ‐ Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number more than 75,000 around the world in 85 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library located at The Fassett Greenspace in Wellsville, will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
Heather Niedermaier and the Fassett Greenspace Project will host a grand‐opening party for the new Little Free Library on Friday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., open to the public. The celebration will include family‐friendly activities, crafts, light refreshments, and a giveaway! There will also be a book swap and book donation drive set up – please bring books to trade or just to donate. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 5:15 p.m.
“Tucked into a corner lot, surrounded by musical instruments and a community garden, this Little Free Library truly belongs to all of us – families, friends, and passersby of Wellsville — all are welcome,” says Heather Niedermaier. “From its conception, this library has been a community effort. From Art For Rural America, the board responsible for The Fassett Greenspace, and Corah Lorow, the artist who painted the library, to Otis Eastern Service, LLC., the business that volunteered and installed the library, so many have put in effort to make this dream a reality. This library does not belong to one, but to all, and it is my hope that this Little Free Library brings happiness, connection, and so many more books to our community.”
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.