LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A ribbon cutting ceremony at Kiley Park in Lynn, attended by the mayor and other dignitaries, kicked off the city’s Free Little Library campaign.
Jan Plourde is the executive director of The REAL Program, a local non-profit dedicated to literacy. Plourde said the purpose of the campaign it to sprinkle these spaces all over the city.
“We’re starting with 9 parks, putting 15 little free libraries to start within the parks,” she said. “Then after that we are going to be putting them all around people’s neighborhoods.”
Some of the children’s books are in English and some are in Spanish. The goal is to have 250 libraries across the city.
“Could be the most per capita in the country, which is what our goal is,” Plourde added.
WBZ’s Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) was at the ceremony: