Topeka Neighbors Set Up Boxes To Exchange Books

By: Associated Press Email
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Residents in two Topeka neighborhoods are checking out books at Little Free Libraries.

It's part of a national project to promote literacy by installing small boxes in people's yards that neighbors can use to take or donate books -- all for free.

The project is expected to expand in Topeka. Two groups are collaborating to build, paint and install 20 Little Free Libraries in the city by November.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the goal is to eventually have a free library installed in every zip code in Topeka.

The effort is being led by Women Empowerment Inc. and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka. The groups are coordinating the building of the boxes and looking for volunteers to have them placed in their yards.

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