LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
Little Free Libraries, now burgeoning across the US, just got a boost from The Rotary Club of State College. In partnership with Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR), six Little Free Libraries were installed across the State College region in October 2015.
Rotarians Jeane Singer, Nandu Desai & Rick Van Horn
installing a Little Free Library at Holmes Foster Park
|I am truly excited to be a Rotarian
and part of a worldwide organization that believes in “Service
In this Rotary year of “Be a Gift to the World”, the State College Rotary Club is doing just that. We are close to eradicating Polio in the World, with only two endemic countries left. With the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization, our contributions to END POLIO NOW are working harder than ever.
Through a Rotary District Grant, which comes from funding the Rotary Foundation, we are able to provide six (6) Little Free Libraries to the State College Community. As we monitor these, they are being used, as books are moving in and out.
Soon, our Club Members will be visiting 3rd Graders in the State College and Penns Valley School Districts with “Student Dictionaries”. For over 10 years, we have provided a dictionary to 3rd graders, that in some cases is the only book that truly belongs to them and doesn’t need to be returned. Several High School students have commented how valuable this book still is to them today.
In January and February, the State College Rotary Club will again sponsor a “Four-Way Test Speech Contest” for high school students. Contestants are to develop a 5-7 minute speech supporting a topic using the Rotary Four-Way Test. Monetary prizes are given.
Our members drive for Meals on Wheels every week delivering meals to Seniors in State College. Our team is excited to help out the community.
Weekly, we have interesting speakers, programs or outings. If you are interested in finding out more information about this exciting and worthwhile organization, please join us at our meetings at the Nittany Lion Inn.
It’s a great time to be a Rotarian! Visit our club and see how you can provide “Service Above Self”, too!