Humboldt Literacy Project proudly announces Fortuna’s first Little Free Library, located in front of HLP’s office behind the Fortuna United Methodist Church at 922 N Street.
Little Free Library “is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world,” according to their website.
“It’s a spot where community members can take a book to read, and leave a book to share,” says HLP Program Coordinator Anicia Peppas, who oversaw construction and installation. It is one of many Little Free Libraries around Humboldt County and the world.
Humboldt Literacy Project and students from Fortuna Union High School worked together to build Fortuna’s own Little Free Library. Local artist Byran McWaters, owner of Mad Metals, created the Little Free Library’s unique base for the colorful, hand painted box. “We couldn’t be happier with the end result,” Peppas said.
A big thank you to Hannah Lewis, Amy Conley, Robbie Yates, Sarah Gallagher and Byran McWaters for helping get this Little Free Library up and ready for the people of Fortuna.
A second HLP Library is being planned for Eureka in 2018.
Humboldt Literacy Project is dedicated to building a strong, literate community and bringing books and people together, with a primary mission of providing free, confidential, one-on-one English Language Tutoring to adults who wish to improve their skills.
Visit HumLit.org for more information or come in and ask what you can do to get involved when you visit the Little Free Library.