Trotwood opens the small free library for community use

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A new small free library in Trotwood will join the movement to share books, bring people together and build communities of readers.

Small leading book exchanges have over 140,000 worldwide in over 100 countries.

The Brethren’s Trotwood Church, 208 East Main Street, will be hosting a grand opening celebration for their small free library on Sunday, June 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The celebration is open to the public and will include a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., followed by a hot dog roast and family activities, including story time for children. In case of rain, it will take place in the parish hall of the church.

“Our little free library doesn’t just belong to us, it belongs to the whole community. With its theme ‘Take a Book – Share a Book’, we hope this little free library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a lot of love for reading to our community,” said the manager of the Peggy Reiff Miller Library. said.

“Away from home, with little to say, books in their own language will give these children a moment of peace and connection to their homeland.”

The Grand Opening Ceremony will also include a fundraiser to provide Ukrainian books to Ukrainian refugee children and orphans as part of a Ukrainian Book Institute project.

Trotwood Church of the Brethren’s library is the 141,024th worldwide to register with the Little Free Library organization. This nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association.

More information about the small free library can be found here.

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