The First “Little Free Library” in Playa del Carmen
We all know the importance and benefits of reading, but access to printed books can be limited in Playa. The Little Free Library, located at the entrance of the International School and El Arbol Community Center in Playacar, serves the need to make free books available to the Playa community, and is the first Little Free Library in Quintana Roo.
The non-profit Little Free Library movement, started in 2010 by Todd Hol and Rick Brooks, promotes literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. The Little Free Library goal is to build more than 2,510 Little Free Libraries around the world, which is the number of libraries built by Andrew Carnegie.
The way the Little Free Library works is simple. Stop by and take a book(s) that interests you. Then return the book(s), and bring books to contribute, if possible. The books available at the Little Free Library are always a gift - never for sale. To learn more about the Little Free Library story and its impact on book exchanges and building community, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
We hope that this initial Little Free Library in Playacar will be replicated throughout Playa del Carmen to create access to books, and spread the valuable word of reading.
For more information about your local Little Free Library #19103, creating more Little Free Libraries in Playa del Carmen, or browsing our selection, please visit us from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Playacar at the entrance of the International School of Playa del Carmen.
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