Little Free Library Gives Kids Opportunity to Read

Published 07/01 2014 03:39PM

Updated 07/01 2014 05:19PM

Cheri Lindsey Park in Binghamton now offers free books as part of the Free Little Library project.

Free Little Library is a national organization that offers free reading materials, which are housed in containers.

People can either keep the books or return them.

The small library has books for all ages.

A graduate class in the literacy program at Binghamton University decided to take on the project after hearing about another free library outside our area.

Student Nicole Dadamio says the library is a way for kids to read outside of school and promote literacy in the area.

"I remember picking up a good book when I was younger and not being able to put it down. And and lot of the time these days kids don't have that opportunity to go and get a new book or really enjoy one that's out of school. So, for me this is just a way to integrate books into our community," said Dadamio.

The class received more than 300 books from people and local organizations.

The library was built by BOCES students and funded by the Binghamton Rotary.

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