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Little Free Library Launch & Author Reading

posted 2 Mar 2015, 04:09 by Unknown user   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 01:16 by Dan Potts ]
On Monday 23rd February months of hard work from young people at Greenfield Community College and volunteers at Greenfield Arts was revealed as we launched our “Little Free Library.”

Since September 2014 a group of Greenfield students have been meeting to be enthuse over and be inspired to love reading and love books. They named themselves “Book Buzz” and have been researching ways to share their enthusiasm with their fellow students and the community.

Greenfield Arts’ asked their male Cree volunteers to help Book Buzz design and construct the Little Free library, which will be placed in Greenfield Arts’ outside space for young people and the community to access. A little free library is a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where people share their favourite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. The Book Buzz group have received many donations of                                                                                               books from authors and the community and are now looking forward to                                                                                               launching the library!

North East author Andy Croft joined Book Buzz and the Cree volunteers on 23rd February, to officially open the library for use and give a reading from one of his fantastic books to the group alongside other Greenfield students, staff and representatives from the project’s supporters. This was followed by a workshop for the group and the Cree volunteers, where they wrote their own stories to be included in an anthology, which will be published and available to borrow from the little free library later this year.

Greenfield Arts and Book Buzz would like to thank the Cree volunteers for their help, and Horndale Residents Association and GAMP AAP for providing funds to support the project. The Cree project at Greenfield Arts is funded by East Durham Trust.