Why a Little Library?
As a child growing up in a small town (1200 people) , the Main St. Library was my opportunity to travel, imagine, and create a different world. I read most of the books twice or more. It was a small library! Buying kids books? Not in the budget for my mom & dad
Fast forward—I still read and there’s nothing better holding the book—solid, unchanging.
I am the grandma and great grandma who gives books for birthdays & holidays. And I am a member of the Friends of St. Cloud Library.
So when the St Cloud Rotary Club was looking to give back to our community, The Fire Pals Library was a perfect project.. You see, Rotary International promotes literacy, and being prepared for emergencies.
Books are not “hackable”, they don’t disappear if you press the wrong key, and they can be shared without worrying about having the same technology. But most importantly, The Libraries allow kids (and parents) to share books in their own neighborhood!
It would be ideal to have one Fire Pals library within every 10 block radius of a neighborhood in St. Cloud. The Rotary Club is responsible for 3 this year, and hopefully will add more next year.
It’s an ideal project for a church, club or just a group of neighbors.
Think about supporting more of these—it’s an investment in our kids, our community, out future.