Leave a book, take a book! According to an article from SouthCoastToday.com, the Middleborough Public Schools Literacy Committee, with the help of local organizations and residents, has installed five Little Free Libraries throughout the town.

Founded in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2009, Little Free Libraries strives to bring members of communities together, and instill in them a love of reading. The program allows readers to exchange books with each other for free. Since its inception, over 36,000 Little Free Libraries have been set up around the world.

Each “library”, composed of a single box, is monitored by a volunteer steward and has its own unique design or theme; for example, the Little Free Library at Middleboro High School was painted by MHS senior artist Madison Curpenski, The boxes themselves were built by students at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School.

Middleboro’s Little Free Libraries are located at John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School, 4-H clubhouse on Thompson Street, the intersection of Amanda and Plympton Streets, Williams Trading Post on Rt. 28 in South Middleboro, and Middleboro High School.

For more information about Little Free Libraries or to see us on the map, visit https://littlefreelibrary.org, or you may contact Debbie Walgreen at dwalgreen@middleboro.k12.ma.us or Melinda Maddigan at maddigan@middleboro.k12.ma.us.