Thursday, March 1, 2012

Altrusa Club Members Launch Little Free Library

Altrusa International of Central Connecticut launched their newest literacy project for Middletown Community with the first "Altrusa Little Free Library" at NEAT (North End Action Team) 654 Main Street location. "The Little Free Library" was unveiled on February 29th by Altrusa club members and Izzi Greenberg the Executive Director of the North End Action Team.

Stef Labbe (co-chair), Linda Ring (Altrusa President), Jamie Santangelo (so-chair) & Izzi Greenberg (NEAT Executive Director)

Altrusa of Central Connecticut has recently expanded one its literacy projects to "Altrusa Books for Community." The "Altrusa Little Free Library" project will continue to bring books to the community. The "Little Free Library" is a non profit organization seeking support of local service organizations. Their mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. Literacy is an area of focus for Altrusa with an emphasis on "literacy for all ages." The "Little Free Library" will have books for the community to take and read. The books can be returned to the "Little Free Library" or passed on to a friend or family member. The main focus of the project is to get the community reading. This is the first "Little Free Library" in Connecticut . The library will provide popular novels to young adults age 16 and older. Altrusa will maintain the library through book donations from the community and plan to add additional libraries in the sourrounding community.

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