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Create Buckhannon Brings Third 'Little Library" to West Virginia

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Create Buckhannon has created a special way book lovers can share their favorite books.

The organization has set up a Little Free Library in front of the Chamber Visitor Center on Main Street.

The goal is to take a book, and return a book.

The Wisconsin-based company began in 2010 and provides communities with these Little Libraries that resemble large mailboxes holding books.

The company's original goal was to set up 2,510 Little Libraries to exceed the number of libraries supported by Andrew Carnegie.

After three years, they estimate that there are 5,000 to 6,000 Little Libraries in 36 countries across the world.

It is estimated that at least 1,650,000 books were donated and borrowed in three years.

Buckhannon makes the third location in West Virginia for a Little Free Library.

Create Buckhannon said the program promotes literacy and the love of reading, and builds a sense of community.

"It says something about your community, and it enhances the connections between people in the community which is really what the strength is really based on," said CJ Rylands, of Create Buckhannon.

Rylands said more little public libraries may be installed throughout the city.

For more information on the Little Free Library Movement, you can visit their website.

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