The Sierra Vista Co-Op became the latest place in town to get a “Little Free Library” through an international program aimed to sprinkle some extra literature throughout the world.
The container of books, which resembles a large bird house, was placed by the Sierra Vista South Rotary Club two weeks ago. It is the sixteenth or so that has been installed in Sierra Vista over the years, said Pam Chandler, general manager of the Sierra Vista Food Co-Op. The honor system library allows both adults and children to borrow and donate books freely.
While the co-op only recently got the actual little library installed, the business has been bringing their own “portable library” to the Sierra Vista Farmers Market for over a year in an effort to promote reading as part of a healthy lifestyle, Chandler said.
“In Sierra Vista, it’s quite handy because kids become more active with their parents in the community,” she said. “One of my favorite things when my kids were little was I read to them a lot, I went to the library bus every time it came ... I think it’s very important for their education.”
If you and your children would like to help grow Sierra Vista’s newest little library, stop by the co-op at 96 S Carmichael Ave. Books for both adults and children are accepted.