One neighbor is passionate about getting kids to read. As a retired elementary school librarian, Cathy Bonnell saw the joy first hand when children began to read.
Cathy was a librarian for 34 years, mainly at the Washington Elementary District in West Phoenix. Over the years she has collected many favorite children’s books. She was able to continue her passion for encouraging kids to read when she ran into a former colleague who told her about the little free library concept. The little free library is a community library when neighbors can share their favorite books with the community and encourage others to do the same.
Cathy started out with a basket of books next to her mailbox, offering the books for whoever wanted to take one. However one day she came home and the basket was gone.
So Cathy had someone make her a wooden box with a plexi-glass door, and installed it on a post cemented into her yard. Her goal to continue to spread her passion for children’s books lives on today in her little free library.
Children’s books are her primary focus but any kind of book is accepted. Neighbors are invited to take a book or leave a book. When you are done with your book return it and try a new one. If you have any children’s books that need a new home leave them in Cathy’s little free library for others to enjoy.
Her home is conveniently located near Mercury Mine Park at 9451 N 33rd Way, Phoenix, AZ. On your way to or from the park you are encouraged to grab a book.
Leave a book or take a book, Cathy’s little free library is here to help encourage kids to read and share the joy of reading with the community. Borrow or donate a book today! Libraries big or small we love them all and Cathy’s library is right in the neighborhood.