MIDLAND PARK, NJ - This summer, the Thimme Family of Midland Park created a Little Free Library in front of Highland School with the help of school officials.

A Little Free Library is a mini library, frequently located outside, to promote a community book share by providing a full time location to “take a book, return a book”.

Highland School Principal Pete Galasso authorized the idea of the mini library location. Christine Carr, the Highland School Librarian, constructed the first one in the area in 2016.

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Little Free Library is also the name of the nonprofit organization that inspires people to build and use these satellite libraries, according to Carr. 

"The students are very excited to know they can take and keep the books they find in the Little Free Library," Galasso said. "Students can also donate books to the Little Free Library and those books will find a new home. “It is thrilling to see so much excitement from the students surrounding this  new addition to our community and I’m grateful to the Thimme Family for making this happen.” said Ms. Carr.

To learn more about the program visit the official website https://littlefreelibrary.org and explore the Map section to find one near you.