One of the areas Rotary International focuses on is literacy. In 2020 and 2021, our Club sponsored 12 Little Free Libraries located in the Windsor and Severance. This means we built, placed and manage these strategically placed little libraries in our community to give easy and free access to children’s books and encourage children to read. The libraries are not limited to just children’s books, but it is our vision and mission to focus primarily on the young readers in our community. It is also a way for people to share books they have already enjoyed and a place to borrow a book they think looks interesting.
Little Free Libraries are located near a bus stop, a school, a corner or a park to help with visibility and to encourage participation. It is our hope to provide great accessibility and convenience for all to enjoy!
Please enjoy the pictures and take note of the locations of the Little Free Libraries we have “planted” for our community. We hope you will visit one soon!
We do ask that donated books are appropriate for the community and in good physical condition. The libraries have limited space, so please try to leave room for books for younger children. Providing some books for moms and dads is certainly appreciated as well. We know that parents who read to their children provide a good role model and help develop great reading habits for life.
Each of the Little Free Libraries was handmade by volunteers in the community and each has its own style and personality. We are grateful for those who have taken the time and shared their talents to help make this project a reality. Windsor Rotarian, Dr. Ron Clark, was the driving force and inspiration for the Little Free Library project. We are forever thankful for his vision and passion for children’s literacy.
Some of the other literacy programs Rotary has focused on include: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, and providing dictionaries for 3rd graders. The Rotary Club of Windsor knows that access to books means a brighter future for our children. Do you recall those commercials that started back in 1966 that talked about Reading is Fundamental? We believe it and our club is supporting this critical building block for children.
If you have a location that could benefit from a Little Free Library or would like to provide feedback to the Rotary Club of Windsor, there is a QR code on every library or use the form below.
SW corner of Watervalley Parkway
and Cobble Drive in Windsor
201 Birch St., Windsor
(near Boardwalk Park parking lot)
Severance Town Hall
625 Oak Street
(corner of Oak and 7th) Windsor
226 Elm Street, Windsor
Across from Main Park pickleball courts
300 Amber Drive, Windsor
(Cornerstone Drive and Garden)
8191 Cherry Blossom Drive
Bison Ridge Drive and Bison Run Drive
Skyview Elementary School