FLORENCE - Junior League of the Shoals placed the second of several Little Libraries on the campus of Florence’s Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church is located at 129 N. Cherokee St. There will be other Little Libraries placed in various Shoals locations throughout the year as part of the Junior League’s 2020-21 Community Project.
Little Libraries are “take a book, return a book” free book exchanges. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch.
“Literacy is a major focus of JLS. Along with our Read Across the Shoals in initiative, this year our community project will be Little Libraries,” said Tiff Butler, Junior League of the Shoals President.
“Our members actually built these little libraries as a labor of love. This community project is one that will reach all of the counties we serve, including Lauderdale.”
Each year Junior League gives back to the community via community projects including two wheelchair swings in Shoals area public parks, Special Olympics Banquet and more. The League represents women 21+ in Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties.