New Hope Church offers Lansing another Little Free Library

information provided by Ron Tuinstra

LANSING, Ill. (September 13, 2019) – In the fall of 2018 the Outreach Committee from New Hope Church decided to build and install a Little Free Library to serve surrounding neighbors and others in Lansing. Their goal was to be a source of quality reading material in an easy-to-access setting.

The library is officially registered with the Little Free Library organization. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The library was designed, built, and installed by committee members Seth Schoon and Ron Tuinstra. The committee also decided to officially register the library with the Little Free Library organization. A registration plaque bearing the number 87860 is installed on the front of the library.

The Little Free Library at New Hope Church was designed, built, and installed by Seth Schoon and Ron Tuinstra. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The motto of the Little Free Library organization is “Take a Book – Share a Book.” As with all Little Free Libraries, books stocked in New Hope’s Little Free Library are available free of charge. Readers are encouraged to take and read a book, then share the book with someone else or return it to the library. People may also place a good book of their own in the library for others to read and enjoy.

New Hope Church’s Little Free Library is located just outside the west door of the church building at 3642 Lake Street in Lansing. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

New Hope Church’s Little Free Library is located just outside the west door of the church building at 3642 Lake Street in Lansing. Their library joins at least two other Lansing Little Free Libraries:

  • Near the east door of TF South High School
  • Near the Clock Tower at Park Plaza on Ridge Road
TF South’s Little Free Library is on the east side of the building, outside the auditorium. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Lansing’s first Little Free Library was installed near the Clock Tower, along Ridge Road. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

More information about this nationwide book sharing program is available at littlefreelibrary.org. The website also features a map function allowing visitors to search any area for additional free libraries.

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