Little Free Library opens in Kern Place neighborhood

Community

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Calling all bookworms!

The Kern Place neighborhood unveiled its new “Little Free Library” located on the 2600 block of Kansas.

The library is built inside a hollowed-out old tree and aims to encourage kids to exchange their favorite books with the rest of the community.

The Little Free Library is part of an international non-profit organization promoting literacy.

Their motto, “Take a book, share a book,” encourages children to drop off a book as they pick a new one up.

The idea for the Little Free Library on Kansas Street came from a family who noticed their elm tree in the sidewalk was rotting.

“Rather than cut it down, we decided to get the tree-trimmer to hollow it out and make a Little Free Library out of it,” homeowner Anne Giangiulio said.

This is the 89,055 Little Free Library to have been installed. There are dozens of them scattered across the borderland.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Advertise with KTSM 9 Link

KTSM Video Center

active shooter for church goers

Thumbnail for the video titled "active shooter for church goers"

Regional artwork now being displayed at El Paso International Airport

Thumbnail for the video titled "Regional artwork now being displayed at El Paso International Airport"

5-year-old El Paso girl released from hospital following stabbing

Thumbnail for the video titled "5-year-old El Paso girl released from hospital following stabbing"

New William Beaumont Army Medical Center nearly completed

Thumbnail for the video titled "New William Beaumont Army Medical Center nearly completed"

Dateline revisits 2003 murder of NMSU graduate

Thumbnail for the video titled "Dateline revisits 2003 murder of NMSU graduate"

SFC Antonio Rodriguez to arrive home today

Thumbnail for the video titled "SFC Antonio Rodriguez to arrive home today"
More Local
Live Radar Link Banner