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Little libraries bringing books to all kids near Ritenour elementary schools

An Eagle scout and the Assistance League worked together to bring charming little libraries to six Ritenour elementary schools.

ST. LOUIS — All kids who live around six Ritenour elementary schools now have new libraries to visit.

Eagle scout Elijah Edwards worked with the Assistance League of St. Louis to bring self-contained little houses containing books to several neighborhoods.

Edwards is a Parkway South High School senior who built a Little Community Library as his Eagle Scout project.

It's a joint project with the Assistance League's literacy program called Books From Friends.  

Here's how the Little Libraries work: kids can take a book home from the Little Library or bring a book they no longer need, and leave it inside for another student.

The Assistance League hopes to bring Little Libraries to many more school districts.

For more on their work, click this link

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