The OAKLAND PRESS: Birmingham church brings Little Free Libraries to nonprofits

POSTED: 10/27/16

OLHSA, a Community Action Agency, recently received a donated Little Free Library from the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.

The Church and Society Committee also donated books to stock the library which range from preschool to adult reading levels.

“We are excited about this bright, new addition to our campus which will offer another educational and fun resource to the families we serve,” said Ronald Borngesser, OLHSA CEO.

First United Methodist Church of Birmingham has been placing the Little Free Library boxes and stocking them at various locations including churches, nonprofits, small businesses and schools in the greater Detroit area. This is one of two libraries the church has placed in Pontiac, and they plan to spread more throughout the city. To date they have placed nine boxes.

“The library boxes promote a better sense of community along with the importance of literacy and those are two important reasons we became involved in the initiative,” said Barbara Saul, member of the Church and Society Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.

To learn more about the Little Free Library movement, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org. OLHSA’s campus is located at 196 Cesar E. Chavez, Pontiac.

–Submitted by Ashley Yocum

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