CDES Lab School Debuts Little Free Library

Fullerton College has a new library – a Little Free Library that is – available to all young readers in the community. The Little Free Library was unveiled at the Fullerton College Child Development and Educational Studies Department Lab School on April 12 through a partnership with Orange County United Way and Women United. The book-sharing box, provides easy and unlimited access to reading for children at the CDES Lab School and in the community.

“Having a Little Free Library at the CDES Lab School allows us to promote the value of reading in the life of all children and bridge this effort in our community,” said CDES Lab School Interim Director Sonia Semana. “We feel honored to be part of such a great partnership.”

Orange County United Way provided 60 new books for the library as well as one new book for each child at the Lab School. The concept of the Little Free Library promotes early childhood literacy and encourages book-sharing with a “take one, leave one” concept. OC United Way will also maintain the library and will fill it with books as needed.

“The Little Free Library not only helps us provide resources to support children at our lab school but also helps us carry the message and importance of reading to our community,” Semana said.

To learn more about Little Free Libraries visit https://www.unitedwayoc.org/changing-lives/education/little-free-library/.

Author: Fullerton College

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