Rotary Club of Fort Wayne joins NAACP Youth Council to Install a Little Free Library

| June 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—At 12 noon, June 21, the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and the NAACP Youth Council are scheduled dedicate a Little Free Library in front of the Unity Barbershop at 921 E. Pontiac Street (corner of John and Pontiac) to serve the youth in the Renaissance Pointe neighborhood.

The dedication of the Little Free Library is part of the 2014 National Ask Day festivities scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ASK (Asking Saves Lives) campaign promotes the practice of asking, “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” before sending your child over to play.

In addition to the dedication of the Little Free Library, festivities will include an ice cream social, a chalk walk and a Happy Dance flash mob.

The installation of the Unity Barbershop Little Free Library marks the 26th Little Free Library sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, and is part of a year-long celebration to commemorate the Club’s 100th anniversary by installing 100 Little Free Libraries in the community.

Based on the concept of “Take a book, Return a book,” the free-standing Little Free Library structures provide a way to share books freely throughout the community to promote literacy, to foster fellowship, and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

In order to meet the goal of 100 Little Free Libraries by June 2015, the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne is seeking additional organizations or individuals to partner with to install and steward Little Free Libraries throughout the Fort Wayne area. Interested parties should contact Candace Schuler at (260) 418-6142 or clschuler@comcast.net for information about the benefits and assistance partners will receive.

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