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Town of Cortlandville Installs Little Free Libraries

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The Town of Cortlandville has installed two new Little Free Libraries as part of the town’s effort to increase community engagement and the joy of reading. The locations of the Little Free Libraries are at the Raymond G. Thorpe Municipal Building and the Highway Garage in Polkville. Both libraries are right outside the buildings.


Image courtesy Town of Cortlandville.

The idea of the Little Free Libraries came from Town Supervisor, Tom Williams. In a release, his idea of the project came to realization with the help of Town Clerk, Kristin Rocco-Petrella, and Town Historian, Nick Alteri.

Design and artistic work was done by Molly Reagan, but she had assistance with students from St. Mary’s School, who added layers of charms and personality to each little library.

These Little Free Libraries are more than just repositories for books; they are hubs for community engagement and sharing. Everyone is invited to take a book and share their own favorites with the library. The library itself was constructed by both Fred and Damian Walker with the County Highway Department.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Library book-exchange boxes.

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