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Pharr – Girl Scout Troop #1028 from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Allen & William Arnold Elementary hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their new outside “Little Free Library” on Friday, March 8.
Little Free Library is a registered nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Today, there are more than 80,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 91 countries worldwide.
According to the Troop Advisor Rosalinda Muñoz, the Little Free Library was a donation project from the troop and will serve as a take-one, leave-one option for students and the community. The first books were donated by the school’s Student Council during the event.
“Our girls worked really hard to put this project together. They are all aware of how important reading is,” said Muñoz who is a 3rd-grade teacher at Allen & William Arnold Elementary. “They had to sell cookies and make profits to make this project happen.”
In addition to funds raised by the Girl Scout Troop, Muñoz shared that the Free Little Library was constructed by a parent who volunteered to make the project come to life.
“When my girls asked me to do this for them it was hard to say no,” said Jim Schultz. “It’s a great feeling to know that I can drive by and see that I build that and help out the community.”