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A new Little Free Library is coming to Williamsburg. Find out how you can donate books

Little Free Library (WYDaily/Courtesy of Flickr)

WILLIAMSBURG — More opportunities to score free books is coming to the Williamsburg area.

At its January committee meeting, ASPIRE Young Professionals of the Greater Williamsburg Business Council voted to approve the purchase as well as the installation of a Little Free Library for the Greater Williamsburg community, according to a news release from Feb. 25.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organization working to build community, inspire readers, and expand book access for all people through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries. Through Little Free Library book boxes, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to literacy for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

According to the news release, there are more than two dozen locations throughout the Greater Williamsburg area, and now there will be a new addition to that group.

ASPIRE is currently accepting book donations throughout March with drop-off boxes located at the Business Council office and both Alewerks Brewing Company locations. Aleworks is offering 10% off their purchase for those who donate books.

“It is ASPIRE’s hope that the Little Free Library will inspire readers, bring joy, and strengthen our Greater Williamsburg community,” said Amber Saloka, chair of the ASPIRE Young Professionals Committee. “We are thrilled to facilitate this amazing ongoing project that will continue to be a part of ASPIRE’s legacy for years to come.”

Terry Banez, CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Business Council, said in an email from March 12, “The ASPIRE Young Professionals are committed to expanding reading opportunities in our community. This particular project gives locals a fun way to give back and promote literacy. We are looking forward to bringing the community together one book at a time.”

The site for ASPIRE’s new Little Free Library is still being determined. Installation is expected to take place during the second quarter of 2021. Visit the ASPIRE website for information on membership and upcoming events.


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