Little Free Library at Newaygo Elementary
With only weeks left until summer vacation, 4th graders Anayaslin Alvarez, Jesus Ceja, Joseline Sanchez, Allen Chen, Phoebe Brockway, Jennifer Guevara, and Anthony Barajas built a Little Free Library on the new playground at Velma Matson Elementary. The idea came when these 4th graders wanted to provide their community with more books to read. Their teacher, Mrs. Ratliff, helped them to make a plan and wrote a grant through the Fremont Area Community Foundation to help fund the idea. The 4th graders had to research facts on illiteracy, take surveys on favorite books, ask community members for help, present their idea to the NPS Board of Education and even plan a Grand Opening for the Free Little Library. The Little Free Library provides students and community members access to books when school is closed. It is perfect timing with summer vacation just around the corner! This mini library provides students a place for books that can be taken, returned, or donated for others to read. Community members can donate their gently used books by placing them in the Little Free Library. It’s that easy! The library is always open! Come take a book, or leave a book today!
A huge thank you to the following community members for their help and support:
-Fremont Area Community Foundation
-Matt Walker, Christman Construction
-Brad Erikson, Sherwin Williams
-Derek Ratliff, DSR Painting
-Bud Gould, NPS maintenance department
-Kimberly Harstad, Little Free Library
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