Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library at Beulah United Church of Christ at 2828 Arnold Road, will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.

At 4 p.m. May 7, members of Beulah UCC will reveal their Little Free Library. Through a collaboration with the FaithHealth Committee at Beulah, members of Beulah UCC and the ‘Little Free Library,’ this library will bring literacy to the forefront in the community.

“Our Little Free Library doesn’t just belong to us, it belongs to the whole community,” says the Rev. Trudy Irving. “It’s our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community.”

Beulah UCC’s Little Free Library will have an emphasis on books for elementary age children. The simple concept is “Take a Book, Return a Book.”

The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.”

Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, visit littlefreelibrary.org.