POSTED: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 6:22pm
EL PASO - In 2012, the Sun City was ranked as the third least literate city in the U.S.
A librarian at Zavala Elementary School, Lisa Lopez, decided to fight this big problem with a little solution. The Little Free Library is her weapon of choice. The idea was born in Wisconsin from a son paying tribute to his deceased mother, a teacher. He constructed a small wooden box that allowed members of his community to take or leave a book anytime of the day without a library card. The idea has spread across half of the United States and there is an estimated 3-4,000 across the world.
The first ones that appeared in El Paso did so on the campus of Zavala Elementary School. Just last week, the first one showed up in an El Paso neighborhood. Professor Pam Herron volunteered her Kern Place front yard as the first outdoor L.F.L in El Paso. Since she and her husband installed the box of books, neighbors have borrowed and donated much to their delight.
If you want one in your yard, school, or community center, just follow the link for all the details.