Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Little Free Library at Tuckerton Seaport Shares Its 1,000th Book!

 

How is it possible that The Little Free Library at Tuckerton Seaport has shared over 1,000 books already?  The Little Free Library Project at the Seaport officially opened Thanksgiving Weekend with a ribbon cutting and children’s story time program.  Over the past 4 months, Seaport volunteers have been restocking the library shelves as visitors each day stop by to pick-up or donate books for this community book sharing program.

The Little Free Library began as a service project for Kean University Junior Jacquelyn Dringus.  Jacquelyn was among the 50 new inductees into Kean’s Education Honor Society who were inducted on Thursday, April 5th.  One of the requirements of the Kappa Delta Pi/Delta Rho Chapter Honor Society is to run a service project in your local community.  As a Manahawkin resident and Tuckerton Seaport volunteer, Jacquelyn started with the idea for a book drive at the museum that quickly grew into a plan to launch the Little Free Library at Tuckerton Seaport to have a permanent impact.  Jacquelyn’s project earned the highest award at the induction ceremony, the Community Service Excellence Award.  Jacquelyn also received The Giving Tree to add to the Little Free Library and also a Barnes and Nobel Gift Card to keep her project growing.  Museum Director Brooke Salvanto commended Jackie’s outstanding effort, “The Little Free Library has opened the door for the museum to serve the local community in a new way.  Jackie recognized that there was a need  for a book sharing program and has worked hard to make that dream a reality.  We could not be more proud or honored that she has received the Community Service Award for a project at the Seaport.”

Participating in the Little Free Library Program is easy.  Just stop by the Visitor Center any time and pick up or drop off an adult or children’s book.  The Little Free Library will be open 24/7.  Tuckerton Seaport is proud to serve as a community museum and community center.  The Little Free Library Program is a new outlet for the Seaport to help fulfill its goal of supporting our community by inspiring the next generation.  We believe in the joy and power of sharing books.

The Little Free Library is a national program created to build community, spark creativity, and inspire readers.  The Seaport is proud to be a registered location for a Little Free Library.  This program has inspired over 50,000 book exchange locations across the country, acting as a catalyst for community building.  To find other locations, please visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/.

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum is located in the heart of historic Tuckerton at 120 West Main Street, Route 9, NJ, 08087.  For more information, please visit www.tuckertonseaport.org, email brookes@tuckertonseaport.org, call 609-296-8868, or follow us on FaceBook.