The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation and the Daufuskie Island Community Library invite you to be on the lookout this fall for the installation of a Little Free Library, “take a book, leave a book,” library box at the Mary Fields School. The miniature house of books will be filled with a revolving collection. The concept is to take a book and leave one in its place, although users will not be required to do the latter. The goal is to encourage literacy among our children and promote adult readership in a convenient manner. No check out procedures; no shhhhhh!
Daufuskie’s Little Free Library will join 40,000 registered library boxes in all 50 states and 70 countries. By becoming a steward of this library, DIHF and the Daufuskie Island Community Library join this amazing non-profit organization that has grown exponentially since its creation in 2010. In 2015 Little Free Library received the Library of Congress Literacy Award for its “effective implementation of best practices in literacy and reading promotion.”
If you have books you would like to enter into Little Free Library circulation, please drop them off at the Daufuskie Island Community Library at the Billie Burn Museum Complex on Old Haig Point Road. Children’s and adult books must be in good condition. Please be selective in what you donate, i.e., choose books you have enjoyed and recommend to others.