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Bent County Joins the Little Free Library Community

Updated: Sep 3, 2022

(Las Animas, CO) -- The small southeast Colorado town of Las Animas now has something to help folks afford to read more.

Recently, a Little Free Library has popped up on second street in Las Animas, right in front of the social services office.

The cute little cubby holds books that are free for anyone to take. And if you're cleaning out your personal library and want to bring one to leave and donate, that's fine too. It's the idea behind the movement which began in Minnesota.

The non-profit states on their website their 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 Libraries.

You can swing by and check out the inventory in the little book houses anytime, day or night, and any day of the week. Removing the barrier to access to books, the Little Free Library organization hopes to improve literacy in communities across the country and throughout the world. There are more than 150,000 Little Free Libraries in more than 100 countries. The website also says that more than 70 million books are shared through the program.

Here's a little video:

On a personal note:

My mom's life was spent promoting literacy. She felt very passionately about the fact that if you had books in your home you were more likely to read. While Judy Boswell is now gone she would be happy to see what's happening in our community right now.

~Anne Boswell


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