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Rotary Club to add 100 local book boxes

A Little Free Library will soon be coming to a neighborhood near you.

The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne plans to install 100 of the small book boxes around the city as part of its two-year-long centennial celebration, which will wrap up in 2015.

Club and city officials will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the Rotary Club’s first little library at Washington Elementary School, 1015 W. Washington Blvd.

EarlyAct, the Rotary youth chapter at the school, will help maintain the mini library by putting books in order and making sure they’re appropriate.

Washington was chosen because of its long-standing relationship with the Rotary Club – the club adopted the school in 2004 for a five-year service project that became permanent.

The idea to partner with the Little Free Library organization was obvious to Candace Schuler, the Rotary Club’s local service committee chair. She happens to be a freelance writer, and the club was looking for a local service project.

Schuler also liked that Little Free Library helps promote community as well as literacy.

“You’re not only getting books out to read but you’re talking to your neighbors,” she said.

Several organizations have partnered with the Rotary Club to install little libraries, including the University of Saint Francis’ Educators in Action, the Fort Wayne Fire Department and the Fort Wayne/Allen County NAACP.

The Rotary Club is looking for more organizations and individuals to join the project and install their own library.