August 12, 2021
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world in over one hundred countries — from Italy to Brazil to Japan. Now, a new Little Free Library at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 650 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN, joins the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
The St. Timothy Little Free Library is located at the rear of the church in front of the downstairs doors. A Little Free Library is a free book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book; you do not need to share a book to take one. Congregation members will be donating both children’s books and books for young adults and older. We also hope to participate in the Little Free Library “Reading in Color” program; the program distributes books that provide perspectives on racism and social justice; celebrate BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized voices; and incorporate experiences from all identities for all readers.
“Our Little Free Library doesn’t just belong to us, it belongs to the whole city,” says Dorothy Jones, Council President. “It’s our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community.” We invite the Hendersonville and Sumner County community to stop by and use the Little Free Library any time!