2 more Little Free Libraries coming to Fairfield

Butler Tech students T.J. Icenogle and Isaac Gruver with the Fairfield YMCA Little Free Library donation. CONTRIBUTED

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Butler Tech students T.J. Icenogle and Isaac Gruver with the Fairfield YMCA Little Free Library donation. CONTRIBUTED

Two new Little Free Libraries have been added to the Fairfield landscape.

Little Free Library is a worldwide exchange system that allows people to leave books for others to read and for others to just pick up one they would like to read. The most important part of their slogan — “Take a Book, Return a Book” — is the first half, taking a book and reading it.

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And now, the Fairfield YMCA and South Elementary School will each be home to a Little Free Library.

The Fairfield Food Pantry on Magie Avenue was the first Little Free Library project in Fairfield, launching in April 2015.

The locations of Little Free Libraries many times solve the problem of not having a library card or having transportation to a local library.

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The launching of the two new Little Free Libraries is especially timely with the start of summer break for Fairfield Schools.

“Reading is a such a critical skill for success in school, employment and life, and it should not stop when school is out for the summer,” organizers said in a statement.

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