Edinboro University is promoting literacy through public art projects.
Today, officials with Edinboro University are unveiling the first of six little free libraries. They’re encouraging people to grab a book, read a book, and leave a book. Students held a brook drive all year to build up a collection for the libraries. But, donors can drop off books at any time.
Organizers say the project is meant to make reading more accessible for individuals and families. Kathleen Dailey, Center for Faculty Excellence Director, says, “It’s so important for so many reasons. Just to promote art and to promote literacy in our community. It’s just so important that everyone is literate and enjoys reading and especially during the summertime when children may not be reading as much this is an opportunity to kind of help with that summer slump.”
This library will stay on the Edinboro Campus. Throughout the week, students will unveil the other five locations throughout Erie County.