The First “Lit­tle Free Li­brary” in Playa del Car­men

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Art & Cul­ture - BY DR. ALI­CIA MENO, DI­REC­TOR, IN­TER­NA­TIONAL SCHOOL PLAYA 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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