Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School recently received a grant from the D123 Educational Foundation to purchase a Mini ‘Free’ Little Library. A Mini Little Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange for the community. The library was installed at OLHMS is a small wooden box filled with many books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. The mini little library is located next to the butterfly garden at the south of the building. Mrs. McCarthy, an OLHMS Language Arts teacher, who loves to read commented,
“The little library is a great addition to the community, and provides a resource that is not just for middle school students, but for everyone. Our goal with the Little Free Library is to help spread the word about literacy and to inspire a love a reading.”
Mrs. McCarthy was responsible for holding an initial book drive where students and staff donated books for the Little Free Library. Moving forward, the books will be donated by community members, students, and staff. Anyone within the District 123 community can take a book from the Little Free Library or choose to leave a book for others.
Story contrubuted by the OLHMS Social Media Club Members, Faith F and Tiya P