The Blairstown Museum has taken a little step towards improving literacy in our neighborhood.
After raising nearly $500 through various porch sales and fundraisers, the Blairstown Museum purchased an adorable structure to house a free children’s lending library. We also purchased over 50 children’s books. Community members have since generously donated over 1,000 books.
“In addition to preserving history, the Blairstown Museum is also making history by being home to Warren County’s first Little Free Library,” said Jeanette Iurato, Historian and Curator of the Blairstown Museum. She added, “We can only hope that a child, who wouldn’t be reading, sees the library and picks up a book.”
The Blairstown Museum’s library is designed to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering a neighborhood book exchange. We invite you to participate by encouraging a child to enjoy our selection by borrowing a book.
Little Free Library
Little Free Library, a non-profit organization, was started in 2009 by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks. It became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2012, and has spread to over 50,000 Little Free Library book exchanges across 70 countries and continues to grow.
The Blairstown Museum’s Little Free Library Charter# 55378 is located on our front porch. Our book collection is best suited for children 12-years of age and younger. The library is free to the general public. Membership is not required.
April 5, 2019 – October 31, 2019