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Redding students propose 'Little Free Library' for Community Center

The Redding Board of Selectmen is backing an initiative proposed by second graders to install a ‘Little Free Library’ at the Redding Community Center. 


This project was part of the persuasive argument and writing curriculum.  The students drew  life-sized version and planned an opinion-based presentation to convince their classmates to vote for a particular presentation.


A Little Free Library, a worldwide organization, supports the construction of small, personally stocked neighborhood book exchanges.  Anyone cane take out a book, and replace it with one of their own. 


The small bookcase would be installed on a pedestal in the community center.  The students with the winning design raised money to help go toward materials.  Parents will help with construction.


The proposal was forwarded to the Redding Park and Recreation Commission and the Planning Commission.  The castle-shaped bookshelf would be stocked with books for siblings to read while waiting for sporting activities to conclude.  Parks and Rec officials say they want some more details from the class about the size of the proposed structure and the upkeep.

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