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Lots of free books to share, thanks to Olney MOMS Club

Lots of free books to share, thanks to Olney MOMS Club

by Terri Hogan
Senior Staff Writer
Thanks to the MOMS Club of Olney-Central, the community has a convenient way to share books.
The MOMS Club held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 25 to celebrate the official opening of the new Little Free Library, located between Subway and Panera at Fair Hill shopping center.
The library will be stocked with books for adults and children.
Anyone passing by can take a book to read or leave one for someone else.
“We wanted to give back to the community in some way,” MOMS Club member Natalie Gosselin said.
She said her family has a lot of books in her house and the concept of a Little Free Library helps to get them in the hands of others.
The site was chosen because it is a central, high-traffic area.
The library was built by Gosselin with help from her husband, Christopher Gosselin, and father-in-law George Gosselin, out of an old corner cabinet.
The paint and supplies were donated by Sherwin Williams of Olney, designed to match the exterior of Fair Hill.
There are over 65,000 Little Free Libraries in neighborhoods worldwide, a concept that began in 2009. The goal of the Little Free Library is to promote literacy and a love of reading and build a sense of community by creating free book exchanges.
“We hope that everyone uses it and takes pride in it and that it helps to build community,” Gosselin said. “We thank Fair Hill for providing us the space to install the Little Free Library and for their continued support.”

For information on the MOM’s Club of Olney-Central, go to www.momsclubolney.com. Anyone with a large number of books to donate to the project may contact Gosselin at [email protected].

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