Castro Valley Library

Castro Valley’s Little Free Library by crselig2014
Monday, March 9, 2015, 4:55 pm
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Castro Valley has a big, beautiful free library. Now CV also has a beautiful Little Free Library.

According to the official web site, a Little Free Library is a “take-a-book, return-a-book gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.” Little Free Libraries are a great way for neighbors to share books and share the importance of reading. The first official Little Free Library was established in Wisconsin in 2009. They have since spread all over the world.

Castro Valley’s new Little Free Library is in the Greenridge neighborhood and is designed to resemble an Eichler house to reflect the architectural style in Greenridge. This was a true group effort. Library employee and Greenridge homeowner Renee Hermosa spearheaded the project. Neighbor Abe Crimele built the library. Another neighbor, Joellen Ostlund, painted the library and oversaw the installation. And yet another neighbor donated the space on her property. The whole project took just two months.

Congratulations to the Greenridge neighbors!Library_small_0

For more information about the Greenridge Little Free Library, click here. For more information about the Little Free Library movement, click here.


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