Concord University, Town Of Athens Holding Ceremony To Open Little Free Library Project

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 23 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY, TOWN OF ATHENS

HOLDING CEREMONY TO OPEN LITTLE FREE LIBRARY PROJECT  

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Town of Athens and Concord University announce the official opening of the Little Free Library project, Oct. 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. in front of the Concord University Jerry and Jean Beasley Student Center. Athens Mayor Carol Bard will officiate the opening with remarks regarding the project.

With support from the West Virginia Humanities Council, the Town of Athens and Concord University have installed three Little Free Libraries at natural gathering points within the Town and University. The libraries are located at the Athens Post Office, Athens Park, and in front of the Student Center at Concord University.

The libraries are intended for residents and students to give a book and/or take a book from the attractive boxes through a community book exchange.  The libraries were designed and built by local artisans Dale Geiger and Mark Parsell. In addition to the Town of Athens and Concord University, Princeton Public Library has graciously agreed to provide surplus books for the program when available.

The Little Free Library organization is a not for profit organization whose mission is twofold - 1) to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide, and, 2) to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.  According to the Little Free Library Organization, 10,000 to 12,000 libraries were established between 2009 and 2013. For additional information regarding the Little Free Library Organization, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org

This project is being presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

 

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