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Take A Book, Share A Book

“Take a Book. Share a Book.”

That’s the motto printed on the plaque of the Little Free Library at 96 College St. in Clinton.

“Little Free Library is a nonprofit that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries,” the library’s website states.

If you have ever seen a small box on a wooden post with a roof and glass front door, it could be a Little Free Library.

“Little Free Library book-sharing boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books (and encouraging a love of reading!) in areas where books are scarce,” according to the nonprofit’s website.

“The first Little Free Library book-sharing box was built in 2009 in Wisconsin. Today there are 100,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 108 countries, from Argentina to Zambia,” the website states. “More than 165 million books have been shared through registered Little Free Libraries, profoundly increasing book access for readers of all ages and backgrounds.”

The Little Free Library website has a map feature, where those interested in finding a registered library can search. The only Little Free Library that pops up in the 13323 zip code is the one on College Street.

Erin Covey and Peter Abare-Brown are the proud owners of the Clinton-based Little Free Library. The couple loves reading. It’s their main form of entertainment. They don’t even own a television.

Covey said she has always…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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