COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Girl Scout troops across the U.S. have generated more than 500 Little Free Library book exchanges in neighborhoods throughout America. The Little Free Library organization recognizes the Girl Scouts of the USA as the leading civic youth group to support reading and access to books through the development of Little Free Libraries.
At G.I.R.L. 2017, the national Girl Scout conference in Columbus, Ohio, Little Free Library will present a recognition award to the Girl Scouts of the USA as an organization of distinction during the exhibit hall preview ceremony. The Girl Scouts national office will also receive a commemorative Girl Scout Little Free Library that has been artistically designed with images of vintage Girl Scout handbooks.
DATE: Thursday, October 5, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall of Experiences, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH
To further honor what Girl Scouts have already achieved in reading and literacy, Little Free Library is making 20 Little Free Library book exchanges available free of charge to Girl Scouts through its Impact Library program. Girl Scouts are invited to visit LittleFreeLibrary.org/scouts to learn more.
Other Little Free Library activities at the National Girl Scout conference include:
- Todd H. Bol, Little Free Library creator and executive director, is speaking at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6 in the Hall of Experiences.
- Little Free Library will announce a new patch program that recognizes individual girls for literacy-related neighborhood achievements.
About Little Free Library®: Little Free Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Since the first Little Free Library was built in 2009, the number of registered book exchanges has grown to more than 60,000, in all 50 states and 80 countries. Little Free Library has received recognition from the National Book Foundation, Library of Congress, Women's National Book Association, and others. To learn more, visit littlefreelibrary.org.
SOURCE Little Free Library