Star supports Little Free Library™ to reach milestone

Mallory Johnson

written by Mallory Johnson

Little Free Library™, an upper Midwest nonprofit aimed at leading stronger and healthier neighborhoods and communities through an international network of little structures and libraries filled with free books, will celebrate a milestone and launch of an all-new project on August 17 at Mall of America®. Little Free Library will become the largest library network in the world, exceeding the number of public libraries funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie more than a century ago. Star and Mall of America are partnering with Little Free Library in a new initiative called Little Free Libraries for Small Towns to promote literacy and communitybuilding by supporting neighborhood book exchanges.

Star donated their fabrication skills and time to build and donate 20 uniquely designed Little Libraries including two special Little Libraries #2,509 (ties record) and #2,510 (breaks record). These Little Libraries will be placed in neighborhoods and communities surrounding MOA™ where children and families can borrow a free book, trade or leave a book for someone else.

August 17 also marks Reading and Healthy Neighborhoods Day. Mall of America and Little Free Library will host fun activities for guests including appearances by media personalities, professional athletes, authors and other public figures who will share their favorite books with the audience. Guests are encouraged to participate in a book drive to help fill the Little Free Libraries.

For more information visit Little Free Library www.littlefreelibrary.org.

Materials provided by Metro Hardwoods http://www.metrohardwoods.com.

About Star

Since 1993, Star has provided powerful brand integration for their clients. A leading global marketing solutions provider, Star values a customer-centric approach, lasting partnerships, powerful strategic direction, and consistent execution. Starʼs comprehensive design, fabrication, installation/dismantle and property management services support event, trade show, retail fixture, corporate lobby and selling environment initiatives. For more information about Star, visit www.starexhibits.com

About Little Free Library™

Little Free Library™ was started in 2010 as a social enterprise with no paid staff, no facilities and no start-up capital. The goal was to create a system of more neighborhood free book exchanges than actual libraries built in the early 20th century by tycoon Andrew Carnegie in towns across the U.S. Little Free Libraryʼs popularity now extends to at least 48 states, six Canadian provinces and 28 countries. Little Free Libraryʼs Facebook pages are now growing by 1000 or more fans per week. Not only does the organization foster literacy and reading, but is a highly effective vehicle for supporting positive connections among participants leading to stronger, healthier neighborhoods and communities. Find articles about Little Free Library in New York Times, USA Today and a feature on NBC Nightly news.

 

About Mall of America®

Mall of America is the nationʼs largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe®, the nationʼs largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America® - a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.