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Cudahy kicks off little library program

Aug. 10, 2013


The Little Free Library is a simple concept developed by Todd Bolas. It has continually inspired those who love to read and has now spread to nearly all fifty states.
With these Little Free Libraries becoming more prevalent, newly elected Mayor John Hohenfeldt and Alderperson Justin Moralez developed a program to make Cudahy one of the first municipalities to back this community enhancing initiative.

Working cooperatively with the school district and high school teacher Don Kucej, local students have already begun to plan and produce these libraries as part of their curriculum.

Currently, three prototypes have been built by students Salvadour Mounz and Steven Fritsch. The first of these libraries was installed at the home of Alderperson Moralez on the 3500 block of Van Norman.

Painted by renowned artist Dena Nord, and tagged with her specialized “augmented reality” app, it has transformed this intimate object into a sophisticated interactive art piece unlike any other little free library in the country.

With the new school year upon up, the City Of Cudahy is now making these Little Free Libraries available on a first come first serve basis for just the minimal cost of building materials. Owners are encouraged to customize them however they choose; only limited by their imagination, much like the books inside.

“The generous support of Midwest Millwork owner, Harry Savagian, really helped get this project moving forward.” Mayor Hoenfeldt states. “I would also like to thank Cudahy High School, Mr. Kucej and his students for kicking off this community based learning project.”

Additionally, Alderperson Moralez suggests that “this Little Free Library program is truly unique in that it is built by the community, for the community. Not only do these little libraries give greater access to materials but it also enhances neighbor relations and allows for those who helped build them to learn a valuable skill. It also allows for those who participate to achieve pride in knowing they are providing a valuable service with endless potential. The book a person reads today can completely transform who they become in the future. I am proud that Cudahy is leading with such a program and I am confident that we will be a better city because of it.”

If you are interested in owning your own Little Free Library, please contact 414-769-2222.

If you would like to learn more about Little Free Libraries or Dena Nord’s app, please visit
www.littlefreelibrary.org
www.denanord.com/littlelibrary

You are also encouraged to make use of the Cudahy Family Library and the wealth of services they provide.
www.cudahyfamilylibrary.org

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