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Habitat Book Club Opens Eyes, Hearts
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Habitat Book Club Opens Eyes, Hearts

by Naomi Krueger

Volunteers who build houses with Habitat for Humanity want to make a difference for impoverished families. The Minneapolis chapter of Habitat for Humanity believes a book club available to their volunteers can help make the difference more impactful. Through book discussions and movie viewings, organizers want to educate and inspire people to deepen their conversations about poverty, prejudice, and homelessness. They hope to enhance their volunteer experience and, in turn, find more creative solutions. […]

Sharing Books in a Little Free Library
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Sharing Books in a Little Free Library

by Naomi Krueger

Todd Bol started the Little Free Library movement by building a small model of a one-room schoolhouse as a memorial to his mother, a teacher. Cofounder Rick Brooks says, “There is profound value in sharing a book that changed your life.” Now, in 48 countries around the world, you can find thousands of handcrafted little free libraries on urban streets and rural roads, in front yards and coffee shops. All sharing favorite books and promoting a sense of community. […]

Literacy & Hope: Hearts for Preloved Books
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Literacy & Hope: Hearts for Preloved Books

by Meagan Frank

A free bundle of books has the power to change a person’s day. If one of the books in the bundle is the right book at the right time, it can change a person’s life. Alyse Urice, founder of Literacy & Hope, believes in the power of books. She wraps up preloved books with a little bit of yarn and a whole lot of hope and places them where just the right heart might find them. […]