Gordonsville First Baptist Church introduces the Free Little Library

September 5, 2023

The Little Free Library movement is a book-sharing concept that Gordonsville First Baptist Church is providing for our community. This movement works by encouraging people to place fun, tiny libraries where it is accessible to the public. Families can borrow a book, read it, and then return it when they are finished, and get another book. This is a great way for children and adults to increase the number (and types!) of books they have access to while also developing their passion for reading.

There is no set borrowing time or a limit to the number of books that can be taken. Instead, this project works on the honor system. Borrowers also don’t have to give back that specific book if they’ve found one that they really love.

The movement also provides financial and environmental benefits: Not only can buying books for one-time use be expensive, but it can also lead to a lot of paper waste. The Little Free Library movement is a good opportunity to teach children about reusing items while also increasing the number of books they can get access to.

Parents are also encouraged to drop off books that their children are no longer using, giving other children the same chance to enjoy them. Book donations can be dropped off at the Gordonsville First Baptist Church. Text 615-489-0602 and someone will meet you at the office door.

The Little Free Library is located on the corner of Main Street and Hickman Highway. It is where the old ATM machine was located at the old Gordonsville ShopRite Store.