The Herald Bulletin

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Local Education

September 17, 2013

Middletown gets 'little library' in park

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown just opened a new library -- and the Middletown Public Library couldn’t be happier.

That is because the new library -- a tiny wood box with free books for people to take and read -- is a gift from the public library to the residents of Middletown.

There are more than 2,500 Free Little Libraries in communities around the world. Their mission is to promote literacy, to create a sense of community, and to build more libraries than even Andrew Carnegie!

The Little Free Library is located at the popular “splash pad” in Dietrich Park. It is supplied with adult and children’s books for anyone who wants to read them. There is no charge. Residents are welcome to add books or take books from the little library.

Teresa Dennis, library director, is excited about the project and very proud -- the little green, white, yellow, and red dollhouse-style library -- was built entirely by her husband, Paul Dennis.

To learn more about the program, visit littlefreelibrary.org., or join its 23,000 Facebook friends.

— For The Herald Bulletin

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