Looking for a good book, but can't get to the Library? Then, check out one of the Little Library Boxes that are located around town!
There are three of them, located on the Montour Trail by Washington School, the South Hills Interfaith Movement’s (SHIM) Headquarters on South Park Road and the Milford Fire Station
The boxes are an extension of a "Pop Up Library" program that has been going on in Bethel Park for the past three years, thanks to the efforts of Lincoln Elementary School Librarian Denice Pazuchanics and Bethel Park Public Librarian Elaine Volpe. They "pop up" at Bethel Park elementary school playgrounds over the summer and the students who show up are able to select two free books to take home. They also get to participate in a craft. This program is paid for by a PBS Ready to Learn Grant, funded through local station, WQED.
The Library Boxes were built by Bethel Park High School Wood Technology students, under the direction of teacher Bill Wells.
These boxes contain books that can be taken by anyone. The boxes will be refilled by the Libraries, but the community is also invited to get involved by leaving good books in the boxes for someone else to enjoy.
The goal of the Library Boxes is to bring the Library closer to where people are. This project is also funded by a grant from WQED.