Drive down an Athens residential street or stroll through the Five Points neighborhood and you may notice tiny, house-like structures staked in front yards or along sidewalks. These are Little Free Libraries.
Why It’s Newsworthy: Since its inception as a nonprofit in 2012, the nonprofit organization Little Free Library has established over 100,000 Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and over 100 countries. Twenty-nine of these are registered in Athens, Georgia.
How do Little Free Libraries address access to resources and community connection in Athens?
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Caroline Odom is a junior majoring in journalism and risk management and insurance at the University of Georgia.