Little Libraries

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                        Update: April 2020

Until further notice, our little library project has been put on PAUSED due to COVID19 . We will update the website when we start back, refilling our little libraries, and reactivating this project. We are planning other distribution ideas to get books to children. If you would like more information on how you can get books, please feel free to contact John Cesar directly at 772-444-6224.

 


St. Lucie Reads Little Library program puts a small tabletop library stocked with books in non-traditional locations like doctors’ offices, barbershops, laundromats and business waiting areas to share with children. The books can be borrowed or taken, as long as the kids promise to continue reading them at home. Our emphasis is on letting the children choose the books themselves and on helping them build home libraries. 

St. Lucie Reads stocks the Little Library and continue to replenish it as needed.

One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home. But 61% of low-income families do not have any age-appropriate books for their kids at home.

In middle income neighborhoods the average ratio is 13 books per child. In low-income neighborhoods it’s ONE book for every 300 children.

  1. Little Library Map
  2. Little Library List
  3. Host Little Library