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 Students create Little Free Libraries at NWTC Artisan Center


 Rodee Schneider


A new collaboration that hopes to strengthen communities and promote literacy is making a difference in Green Bay. Students at the project-based charter school the John Dewey Academy of Learning have partnered with the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Artisan and Business Center to design, build, install and maintain four “Little Free Libraries” for Green Bay community members to enjoy.

free librar med.jpgIn its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone can stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. The concept, which began in the communities of Hudson and Madison, Wis., has inspired the creation of more than 15,000 Little Free Libraries around the world.

The purpose of the collaborative partnership is to promote literacy locally for years to come. The students will donate and install the four libraries May 30 at sites across Brown County. The libraries belong to everyone – neighbors, friends, and community members, and anyone can use them.

Watch a short video on their Little Free Libraries project on NWTC’sYoutube page.  See photos of the libraries on NWTC's Flickr.

Find out more about NWTC’s Artisan and Business Center online.