The Little Free Library project has enabled the Lake Wylie Rotary Club to impact early childhood literacy in areas of our community with a need.
In 2015, the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie installed three Little Free Libraries within our community with the goal of impacting early childhood literacy. The libraries are wooden boxes where individuals can take a book. In 2016, we added a fourth location at the request of some residents in The Landing subdivision.
We focused the locations in areas of greatest need, primarily where low-income children (and adults) would have easy access to them. Rotarians painted and installed the libraries and our club members are responsible for doing book drives and keeping them stocked with books.
In theory, individuals take books, read them, and then return them; however, the book outflow is greater than the inflow, thus the need for the continued book drives.
Worldwide, there are now more than 80,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 91 countries. 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.
Little Free Library Locations from the Lake Wylie Rotary
- Clover School District Community YMCA
- State Line Mobile Home Community
- Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
- The Landing (by the Pool)