Stephanie Dahle-Adams and Haley Herbst yesterday launched a GoFundMe page to install a new free book hub at the Luther Place Memorial Church at 14th and N streets NW. They’re seeking $600 for the project, according to the page.
“We feel everyone deserves easy access to a good book,” they wrote. “We’re looking to improve the neighborhood by providing a Free Little Library at the corner of 14th and N in Washington, D.C.”
“While no official statistics exist, we consider this area to be in a library desert,” Dahle-Adams and Haley Herbst continued. “Both the Shaw and MLK library are a long walk or bus ride away, especially for children.”
A Little Free Library is a small cabinet, usually placed outside, where people can to take or leave a book, free of charge. Dahle-Adams and Herbst said they’re “planning on purchasing a simple model . . .which includes an additional shelf with larger space for children’s books.”
The project has so far garnered the support of the Luther Place Memorial Church and Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans.
“Logan Circle is one of the most vibrant and livable neighborhoods in the District and this Free Little Library will make it an even better place to live and raise a family,” Evans said in a statement. “I encourage everyone to support the Free Little Library on 14th Project so that we can bring this little facility to our community, and more importantly, to use the library to share books with neighbors.”
Photo via Little Free Library