Amanda and Bruce Eldridge, owners of Eastern Nevada Adventures, became interested in the Little Free Library after seeing them in their travels. So, they looked into the process of setting one up and are excited to announce the introduction of the first Little Free Library in White Pine.
The library is located at 1095 Aultman St. in downtown Ely. They now have joined with more than 75,000 libraries in 88 different countries. Tens of millions of books are exchanged each year through these libraries.
Bruce Eldridge said, “We are excited to add a new community gathering point in downtown Ely.”
The library that will hold the books was built by Wade Boren.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
Little Free Libraries work as a cooperative. Anyone can take a book from the library, and the hope is that many people will also contribute books to the library. Locals and visitors are welcome to the service.
One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home. But, 61 percent of low-income families do not have any age-appropriate books for their kids at home.
Little Free libraries play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books and encouraging a love of reading in areas where books are scarce.
Bruce, “we are going to have books for children and adults”. We encourage everyone to take a book, share a book and enjoy a book” .