Leadership students created Little Free Libraries for local organizations

In Spring Semester 2019, students in the Leadership Certificate Capstone class completed a project to construct and donate Little Free Libraries to the NECCO Foster Care Agency (for the 3-5 year old room and the 6-11 year old room) and to Lighthouse Youth & Family Services Mecum House.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity, by promoting public book-sharing worldwide.

Students involved in the project (seen above, from left, with one of the Little Free Libraries) were Catie Stankorb, Aaliyah Jones, Jeremy Ross, Pat Malloy (in back), Laura Sneed, and Jose Villarreal (in front).

The student gathered donations of supplies, books, and funds to help build and stock the libraries with age-appropriate games and books.

Then, the Leadership class delivered and filled the libraries, and introduced the libraries to their new homes by joining children for reading and games.

Leadership Capstone instructor Julie McLaughlin said both organizations expressed appreciation for their new libraries.