Small libraries appear around the city

Karina Kovach

Baldwin’s literacy has changed dramatically as small free libraries appear in various semi-hidden areas around the city. “All three are now installed,” said Elisa Kirchner, chairwoman of the Baldwin Civic Society’s beauty committee.

The small libraries are free to use without further ado, with the goal of making the city more accessible and more knowledgeable about the environment. But this is also acceptable if you want to give away passive books or exchange one for another.

Kirchner regularly reloads and controls the books to make them accessible to all viewers. She says she adds different genres to different places, “Near the train station, I put a lot of fiction and a lot of kids in the community garden. [books]”; However, each has a different mix for all ages.

The best thing about browsing the library is to say, “I’m simply looking at the books that other people have posted or books. [community] You have taken “

So far, the local small libraries are in the process of being officially registered with the small independent library and will not be able to access them using their online services. But that would add to the risk.

The first one was planted at the entrance to the train station – the library is very hard to get rid of the mint and green and the large plants next to it. The second beautiful Rose Library is somewhere in the community garden. The third is in the closed library library of Schubert Elementary School. The fourth is yet to be installed, but on the new Silver Lake Park streets and seats, once completed.

Construction of the boxes began with the help of Baldwin High School technology teacher Vincent Laice and Life Skills Video Production students. Working on the project boxes for a few years ago, this project has been in operation for some time and has finally come to fruition. The small libraries are truly a “community effort,” says Kirchner, “a lot of people who ask for donations” and look forward to finding them around town.

Kirchner built the boxes with her mother-in-law and put them together around the city, making sure they meet all weather conditions – this summer will be their first challenge. Once embedded in the ground, the finishing touches were added around the flowers and blossoms to complete the aesthetics.

“The responses were great,” says the Kirchner community, and studies in a small free library show that when books are at home or nearby, a child wants to learn more and read more. Not only children’s reading and writing but also close access to the books, “One in 10 Nassau County adults can help. [that] They cannot read a job application, write an email, or talk to their child’s teacher.

Kirchner has been an active member of the Baldwin Civic Association since its inception. She took the city block to record the history and crafts for the children in the community garden and was responsible for many plantings around the city.

New and upcoming activities such as Community Rock Pictures and Working on Geocacing around the city are available on the Baldwin Civic Association website.


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