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Alpharetta unveils more ‘Little Free Libraries’

Four new “Little Free Libraries” have been announced for Alpharetta city parks by a partnership involving the city, local residents and the Rotary Club of North Fulton.

The Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department will host the free “take a book, leave a book” receptacles at Wacky World at Wills Park (in memory of Angela Krause and donated by the Krause Family), Cogburn Park, Alpharetta Community Center and North Park.

Local resident Lisa Gelber has collected more than 500 books donated by friends and family and will serve as the caretaker of the four libraries.

The new libraries were announced at a recent celebration at the Alpharetta Community Center, one week after the death of Todd Bol, founder of the Little Free Library movement. More than 75,000 of the libraries have been established in more than 80 countries.

“We have a devotion to literacy and want all children in our community to have access to books,” said Rotary Club member Doug Higgins, who built three of the libraries. Information: https://bit.ly/2OoydXg

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