Latest Little Free Library honored by Snellville mayor, council

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Gwinnett this year. Approximately 17 of these adorable dollhouse-sized libraries are currently registered in Gwinnett with Citizens borrow, read and return books found inside.

The Little Free Library, a familiar site on Saturdays at the Snellville Farmers' Market, was front and center at Monday's Snellville city council meeting, as organizers of the program were lauded for their efforts.

"The mission of the Little Free Library project is to promote literacy and a love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide," a resolution reads. "The mission of the Little Free Library also includes building a sense of community and promoting well-being among the citizens of the city."

The Little Free Library movement began in Hudson, Wisc. in 2009 when a son of a teacher built a structure with a sign reading "Free Books." Snellville's library now holds charter number 27437 in the organization.

Residents credited for their effort in making the Little Free Library a reality were Kurt Schulz, Tim Ford, Jean Baldwin, Susan Chappalear and Lynn and Dennis Lawton.

Saturday has been declared Little Free Library Day at the Farmers' Market.