Anna Middle School students set up “free little libraries” in city parks – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
ANNA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The gifted and talented students of the Anna Middle School program set up four “free little libraries” in locations across Anna last weekend.
Teacher Christian Gober coordinated with Anna Town’s Neighborhood Services Department to select locations, identify the resources needed to complete the project, and determine the ongoing maintenance of the small free libraries.
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The students built the libraries, invented the “Little Coyote Libraries” and installed them at Slayter Creek Park, Johnson Park, Natural Springs Park and Sherley Heritage Park.
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Neighbors are invited to take a book and leave a book for the enjoyment of others.
Students at Anna Middle School will monitor and maintain the program, then pass the responsibility on to the next class as the students progress through their class.
If people want to donate more books than there are in the library, they can drop them off at Anna Middle School.
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“We are delighted that this project is coming to fruition at Anna and to have worked with Anna Middle School’s Gifted and Talented program to make it happen,” said Warden Services Director Marc Marchand. “In May 2021, Anna’s neighbors voted to approve the B bond proposal for a community library. As we are in the early stages of project design and public input will begin next month, the work of these students shows the continued interest and desire to access the books and the community.