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August 24, 2015

'Little Free Libraries' are Popping Up around Oswego County

OSWEGO COUNTY- The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is accepting donations of gently used books to support "Little Free Libraries" in Oswego County. Little Free Libraries (LFL) are small public boxes which hold books for the community's use. Anyone is welcome to borrow a book from an LFL, and readers are encouraged to return books to keep the libraries stocked for others' use.

The project is sponsored by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

"LFL boxes are located in Oswego, Mexico and Phoenix, and are being placed in other areas of Oswego County," said Dawn Metott, youth services specialist for the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau."The goal of the project is to promote literacy and the love of reading. The libraries also work to build a sense of community as we come together to share skills, creativity, and wisdom."

The libraries house primarily children's books and teen or young adult books.

"Donations of books for these age groups would be very helpful," said Metott. "Gently used books that people have read and will not read again are the perfect books to be passed along for others to enjoy and learn from."

LFLs are currently located in Breitbeck Park, West Park, Oak Hill Park and East Park in Oswego, Black Creek Café & Treasures, 3276 Main St., Mexico, and Henley Park in Phoenix. The Oswego High School Technology Education Department built additional libraries which will be placed in other locations around Oswego County.

Those who would like to donate books may bring them directly to an LFL or to the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 70 Bunner St., Oswego. For more information, contact Metott at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, phone 315-349-3451 or email dmetott@oswegocounty.com.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES, wooden boxes containing books which are waiting to be borrowed and read, are popping up around Oswego County. This box is located in East Park (Washington Square), Oswego. The program is sponsored by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

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