The Center for University-Based Development (CUBD) at JSU applied for a grant to receive a Little Free Library because they wanted to provide free books to the communities in West Jackson. Late 2014, they received confirmation that their application was accepted and they would get a custom built library. On yesterday, the Little Free Library was unveiled to the community.
CUBD wants this little free library to be the pilot library for the entire community and then expand the Little Free Library to each and every neighborhood in West Jackson.
Everyone seemed to love the concept of the Little Free Library because it promotes education and reading. So far there have been over 200 books donated to the library by community residents and JSU affiliates.
At the unveiling of the Little Free Library, there were refreshments that included cookies, brownies, chips, hot dogs, and hot cocoa. Blackburn Middle School students were told they could get in line for the refreshments, however every child decided to circle around the Little Free Library to wait for their chance to get a book.
The day after the library opened over fifteen people visited the library and took a book.
The Little Free Library is located off of Dalton St. and Walter Payton Drive. It is open all the time. The concept is “Take a Book, Return a Book.” So if you take a book from the library, please make sure to return a book.
For more information call 601-979-5828. Below are the pictures from the event.