Little Libraries Installed at Head Start Centers

posted 10/19/23 -- Four LCCAA Head Start centers now have Little Free Libraries thanks to volunteers from Avient Corporation and the United Way of Greater Lorain County.

Avient employees installed a total of 15 libraries throughout the county on Sept. 28. Little Free Library is a national free book exchange that encourages individuals and families to take a book and leave a book. Millions of books are exchanged every year worldwide.

Little Free Libraries were installed at the Central Plaza, Griswold, Hopkins-Locke and LaGrange Head Start centers. Each installation includes notations on how to get more information about Head Start.

“We know the importance of reading at a young age,” Education and Disabilities Specialist Jennifer Bartlebaugh said. “But the libraries are also another way for us to let people know about Head Start.

Bartlebaugh said Head Start staff will help rotate and replenish the books in the libraries as needed.

“One of the most successful ways to improve reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home,” said United Way President and CEO Ryan Aroney in a press release.

“We are proud to partner with United Way every year in our efforts and applaud the many other local employers and individuals who do as well,” said Avient’s Brian Hoar.