At dozens of addresses across Denton County, a tiny, unassuming library promotes child and adult literacy in our community! Reading is a critical skill for students in our community - a student's reading level at 3rd grade strongly predicts their future success in school. Literacy is a crucial, basic skill for job-seekers in Denton County as well.
During our 2015 Day of Action, more than 160 volunteers built 26 Tiny Libraries on a beautiful Saturday morning. Deployed in our community, these tiny libraries are filled with books for all reading levels, free for people to take a book and leave a book, all in the name of promoting literacy in Denton County!
Tiny Libraries are being hosted by the American Legion Hall (Denton); City of Denton’s Martin Luther King, Jr. and Denia Recreation Centers (Denton); the Chin Community Ministry (Lewisville); Denton County Friends of the Family (Corinth & Denton); Giving HOPE, Inc. (Denton); Hickory Creek Mobile Home Community (Denton); The Kids Corral (Providence Village & Savannah); and Lake Dallas ISD’s School-Based Community Center at Shady Shores Elementary School (Shady Shores), Denton ISD School-Based Community Center at Evers Park Elementary School and Newton Rayzor Elementary School (Denton), Ginnings Elementary School (Denton), and at United Way of Denton County (Denton). If you know a place that could use a Tiny Library, contact Kayla Stewart:
Kayla@UnitedWayDenton.org or 940-566-5851 Ext. 119