Looking to spread some cheer during the current pandemic, an English Language Arts Teacher at Snelson-Golden Middle School is sharing her love of literacy with the community.
On June 10, Eighth Grade teacher Darlene Leverett held a small ribbon cutting to unveil her Free Little Library at her home at the 600 block of Oak Street, Hinesville.
Leverett said she got the idea after visiting a friend in Texas.
“I thought it was a great idea,” she said of the book sharing program.
Leverett said she researched Little Free Library and discovered it is a non-profit organization with 100,000 Little Free Library locations nationwide.
“Looking at Hinesville here was only one here,” she said. “So I am so proud to have the second registered Little Free Library in Hinesville.”
Leverett received an old newspaper dispenser from the Coastal Courier and use that to create her Library.
Leverett said people can select a book to take and read, add to the book collection, keep the books as long as they want and enjoy reading during a time when many local public libraries are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I always wanted one at my house,” she said. “Folks can come by take out a book and read it.”
The other Little Free Library in Hinesville is located inside the United Way of the Coastal Empire Liberty Branch office.
According to their website, Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world"