Faith Presbyterian Church dedicated a Little Free Library as its mission project for Vacation Bible School. The library is located in the west entrance on Hartman Drive, and community members are encouraged to check it out. Children attending Vacation Bible School brought books to begin the Little Free Library.
A Little Free Library is a free book exchange where everyone is invited to take a book or leave a book. They have a unique personal touch due to the understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community. The goal of Little Free Libraries is to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Faith Presbyterian Church hopes this Little Free Library mission project will be an opportunity for outreach into nearby neighborhoods as well as Baytown as a whole.
The structures are completely waterproof, so books are safe from the weather. As more community members participate, the books change more frequently. Both children’s books and adult’s books are welcome, so any reader should be able to find something he or she enjoys. If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Free Library full of good choices for the whole community, the next time you swing by, bring a few books to share. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure that there are always quality books inside.
The Little Free Library Sharing Network is now more than 80,000 Little Free Libraries strong. Others are in Baytown, as well as in 91 countries throughout the world.