Little Libraries Coming to Parks


The Alameda Free Library (AFL) and Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) will be holding a ribbon cutting for the first Little Library to be installed on park property next Thursday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. in front of the ARPD office, 2226 Santa Clara Ave.

Little Libraries can be found across the Island. Residents take a book or leave a book, keeping the small collections fresh and free for the taking. Thanks to the collaboration of two city departments, Little Libraries will be now available in all Alameda neighborhoods.

The new Little Library at the ARPD office is the first of many, with more to be installed in parks across Alameda. Built by volunteers and donated by HandsOn Bay Area, the Little Libraries will be stocked by the library using books donated by publishers and maintained by Parks staff. 

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