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10 New Little Free Libraries in Boston!

June 10, 2021

We are so excited to be bringing the Little Free Library’s Read in Color™ Initiative to Boston, in collaboration with Candlewick Press and Little Free Library! Started in 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Read in Color™ Initiative is working to create a more diverse and equitable world of literature! 

Through this collaboration, 10 new libraries will be installed, and each library will be stocked with books on social justice and racism, and books celebrating marginalized voices and identities (including books from 826 Boston student authors!). With locations at 826 Boston’s Tutoring Center in Egleston Square, Boston Teachers Union School, James W. Hennigan School, Dante Alighieri Montessori School, John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Phineas Bates Elementary School, Trotter Elementary School, Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Boston International High School, and the Baldwin Early Learning Center, we can’t wait to share these books with all of you! 

Looking to get involved? Here are some things that you can do!

  1. Watch this video to learn more about the project (featuring appearances by Mayor Janey, author Meg Medina, and 826 Boston student authors): https://youtu.be/CuabvZwLlCQ
  2. Visit one of the 10 Little Free Libraries across the city! Use this map to find the library closest to you.
  3. Spread the word to encourage your family and friends to visit the little free libraries as well!
  4. Sign the Read in Color Pledge, showing your commitment to read and share diverse books with others!
  5. Start your own Little Free Library, featuring diverse and inclusive books!

We can’t wait to see you at one of our Little Free Libraries soon!

P.S. If you visit the library and take a picture, tag us @826boston and use the hashtag #ReadinColor!

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