The first official Little Free Library in Safford was established by the youth at the Safford Seventh-Day Adventist Church with a ribbon cutting on Friday. The church’s congregation is supportive of the efforts of its youth and looks forward to building continuing community connections through this project.
“Reading is important for learning words and growing your imagination,” said Faith Blair, a member of the youth class.
Little Free Libraries are book boxes in which people can take and donate books at their leisure. A great way to encourage literacy in communities, Little Free Libraries make accessing a variety of books even easier.
The church’s Little Free Library is officially registered with littlefreelibrary.org, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase literacy in communities. According to their website, “Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.”
Community members of all ages can access this local Little Free Library 24/7 on the church lawn at 301 E. Main Street in Safford.
You can get involved by patronizing the Little Free Library, adding a book to its collection, or by contacting Elizabeth Henley at 520-234-8891 for other volunteer opportunities.