Can You Help Owensboro’s Little Libraries & Blessing Boxes?
Little Libraries and blessing boxes have started springing up all over the City of Owensboro. Many of them are utilized frequently and need refilling. Can you help?
I noticed walking the pups this week at Smothers the little library located across from the playground was almost bare.
Our family has made it a habit to check the libraries and boxes if we pass one in town. During the pandemic, there has been a growing need and the blessing boxes have answered that need for many families.
Owensboro has several little libraries and a few blessings boxes. Little libraries are located at Smothers Park near the playground on 20th Street between Jr. Miller and Frederica Street, one at 1733 Tamarack Road, and one on Wintergreen Loop North on the West Side.
Blessing Box locations;
- Seventh-Day Adventist 2288 Tamarack Road
- Germantown Park (diagonal from the OPD)
- 502 Poplar Street
- 1144 Triplett Street
- Life Community Church 1101 Parrish Avenue
- 718 Devonshire
If you would like to donate to the blessing boxes here are the items needed;
- Ramen Noodles
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Canned Soups
- Packaged Crackers
- Non-Perishable Food Items
- Toiletry Items
- Sanitary Items
- Hygiene Items
Tina McStoots created the blessing box on Triplett Street. It is basically her home. She has clothing items, perishable and non-perishable, fresh fruits, and much more.
Have you heard of the Little Free Library? Here is what the national organization says it is;
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
It has been proven that children who do not have access to reading materials are academically three years behind those that do. These libraries not only give children access to free reading materials but also adults.
The way it works is you can go to the little library and take a book completely free. If you have the opportunity you can also return a book. Anyone can donate books as well.
Please make sure books are appropriate and in good condition. Remember children will have access to these Little Libraries!
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