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Free Libraries Appeal to Readers

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Little Free libraries are opening doors for a new generation of readers. Ten of these boulevard book clubs have appeared throughout the city.

"It's a great idea to help people read more maybe and have them kinda trade their books, the books that they like and then try new ones," says Rachel Huck.

Kids walk by Lori Riehl's house all summer long to get ice cream and now they can treat themselves to a good read.

"I thought it was a great way to promote literacy but also to kind of bring people together within our community," says Riehl.

The way this program works is pretty simple.

"You can grab a book and the book you return doesn't have to be the same one you checked out so hopefully we will get a nice rotation of genres and interests," says Riehl.

The shelf of this little free library is full. But, there is still room for more books.

Tanya Sampson has four kids of her own and would love to have her little library be enjoyed by all the children in the neighborhood.

"I think it's a great way to promote reading for all ages," says Sampson.

If anyone would like to be a host for this novel idea, they need to apply and be approved by the library. These book houses arrive pre-built along with a set of books to promote the love of reading.

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