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Little Free Library Thrives at Carver Elementary

The pandemic didn’t stop Carver Elementary School’s Little Free Library from flourishing.

Izzie Freiburg stocks the library.

A Little Free Library is a container that houses free books for exchange. This idea of sharing books started in 2010 in Wisconsin, where the first Little Free Library was installed outside Todd Bol’s House. Various cities and states in the U.S. and beyond have adopted the use of Little Free Libraries. Today, there are around 2,500 libraries around the world.

Each library needs a caretaker and many of them have been children, and since Carver’s ribbon-cutting last year in May, 5th-graders Tim Zhang and Keira Shen have taken on that role.


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