Pediatrics In Brevard Opens ‘Little Free Library’

By  //  October 29, 2014

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ABOVE MAP: The Little Free Library, which is located at 1755 W. Hibiscus Blvd promotes “take a book, return a book.” Anyone can pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. In its most basic form, the Little Free Library is a bookshelf stocked full of age appropriate books in which children can borrow, share, give-away, and/or return.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Pediatrics in Brevard recently opened the first “Little Free Library” in Brevard County, located in the Pediatrics in Brevard Melbourne office, located at 1755 W. Hibiscus Blvd.

Pediatrics in Brevard (PIB) has recently opened the first ‘Little Free Library’ in Brevard County, located in the Pediatrics in Brevard Melbourne office, 1755 W. Hibiscus Blvd. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Pediatrics in Brevard (PIB) has recently opened the first “Little Free Library” in Brevard County, located in the Pediatrics in Brevard Melbourne office, 1755 W. Hibiscus Blvd. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The Little Free Library promotes “take a book, return a book.” Anyone can pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

In its most basic form, the Little Free Library is a bookshelf stocked full of age appropriate books in which children can borrow, share, give-away, and/or return.

“This is the perfect avenue to promote reading, not only to our pediatric patient population, but to Brevard County students in general,” said Winn Nguyen, steward of the Pediatrics in Brevard Little Free Library.

According to Nguyen, the library is open during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm), and available to all students, not just Pediatrics in Brevard patients.

Pediatrics in Brevard-180-1“It’s amazing how many children do not have books at home. Our new library is a great opportunity to change that,” added Nguyen.

The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, in a one room schoolhouse, as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher.

He placed a yard sign which read FREE BOOKS, and his initiative grew quickly from there.

The organization’s long term goal is to promote literacy by building book exchanges worldwide, while also building a sense of community by sharing skills, creativity and wisdom across the generations.


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