Little Free Libraries Introduced at Carver School
George Washington Carver Community School is joining part of a national effort to promote reading and share books: Little Free Libraries.
Betty Wolfe, an instructional coach at Carver, presented the idea to Principal Cecil Brewton, who shared the excitement in providing this opportunity to their students, parents and the community.
So the school purchased two “little” libraries: one for students and one for parents and community members.
The student library was decorated by art teacher Jordan Josephsen and 5th graders William Page, Zitlali De Avila, Marissa Vega, Eric Rocha, Jackie Ramirez, and Diana Nguyen. The parent/community library was decorated by Mrs. Wolfe.
Both libraries were installed by the DMPS facilities department near the main entrance to the school, and are being filled with books before the students leave for summer.
Carver is the first DMPS school to install the mini-libraries.
How does a Little Free Library work? Simple: stop by and take a book to read; when finished, return with the same book and/or contribute another book to the library. That’s all there is to it.
The Little Free Library movement began in Wisconsin in 2010 to promote literacy and the love of reading, as well as foster a sense of community. For more information on Little Free Libraries go to www.littlefreelibrary.org
Part of Carver’s mission is to get everyone to read more-more-more! The Little Free Libraries are one more step in the school fulfilling its mission.