As February comes to a close, we salute “I Love to Read” Month – a month-long celebration held each year to encourage reading, writing and sharing in the joy of literacy. This first part will share the Little Free Libraries initiative in Sunrise Corner. Our second part will introduce Sunrise Corner’s anthology of authors who currently live in the region or got their start here.
Little Free Libraries
You’ve probably seen these outdoor boxes in various locations around Sunrise Corner filled with books. What are they? Little Free Library book-sharing boxes provide 24/7 access to books (and encourage a love of reading!) in areas where books are scarce. Through this free resource, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. Learn more >
Here in Sunrise Corner, thanks to the hard work of a team of volunteers led by Laura Reeves of Gardenton, five new Little Free Libraries have been created. The libraries in Vita, Gardenton, Sundown and Zhoda have been installed, with Stuartburn still to come. So if you’re in any of these communities, stop by the Little Free Library to take a book or leave a book. Read more >
Interested in a Little Free Library in your community?
The launch of the libraries in the RM of Stuartburn sparked an interest in doing the same in the RM of Piney, which currently has one Little Free Library in Woodridge. Vanessa Backman, who grew up in the Sprague area but now calls Parry Sound, Ontario home, is leading an initiative to create a network of Little Free Libraries in the RM of Piney. If you’re interested in volunteering to help make this vision a reality, please call 204-437-2142 or email Vanessa.