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September 20, 2018

Oswego’s Little Free Library Program Seeks Donations


OSWEGO – The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is looking for book donations to support AmeriCorps’ Little Free Library program.

Oswego Free Libraries at Oak Hill Park (top left), Franklin Square Park (top right), Washington Square Park (bottom left), and Breitbeck Park (bottom right). Books can be taken for free from these boxes, donations can also be left inside.

Oswego Free Libraries at Oak Hill Park (top left), Franklin Square Park (top right), Washington Square Park (bottom left), and Breitbeck Park (bottom right). Books can be taken for free from these boxes, donations can also be left inside.

The Little Free Libraries are small public boxes which hold books for the community’s use.

The libraries house primarily children’s books and teen or young adult books.

Donations of gently used books for these age groups would be greatly appreciated.

The Little Free Library project is designed to get books into the hands of children and adults and to build a sense of community.

The Oswego AmeriCorps Little Free Library program is focused on keeping the libraries clean from graffiti and stocked with books. The AmeriCorps program has numerous other programs across the county, focused on working with children, families, and economically disadvantaged individuals.

Members can serve in schools, libraries, recreation programs, and human service agencies in the county.

The Little Free Library project first began in Oswego County back in the summer of 2013, with libraries located at Breitbeck Park and West Park.

There are now four Little Free Libraries located around Oswego, with East Park and Oak Hill Park being recently added.

The Technology Education Department at Oswego High School helps build the libraries that the Youth Bureau distributes throughout Oswego County.

Donations can be placed in any of the boxes located around town.

For larger donations, please contact the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

Have an idea of where more Little Free Libraries should be placed?

Kirsten Slimmer is available to contact with questions, comments and donations at (315) 349-3575 or by email at [email protected]

More information can be found on the Little Free Library main webpage www.littlefreelibrary.org or Oswego’s Little Free Library site www.facebook.com/OswegoLittleFreeLibraries/

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