It is always interesting to hear about someone who has had a dream and worked hard to mount a project that is benefiting a whole community, but it is extraordinary when that person is just five- years-old. Yet that is true of Julianna Simmers, daughter of Jeff and Samantha Simmers and a young entrepreneur who recently started a new Little Free Library on Melvin Avenue in Morrisville.
Her mom says Julianna got the idea to start her library about a year ago when they visited the original Little Free Library in Morrisville to donate books.
“From that point on, it was all we heard about,” says Samantha, adding, “We honestly thought it would be a fad that would just fade away, but she was very persistent.”
Little Free Library is a grassroots effort to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges. There are more than 25,000 of these community exchanges across the world, all operating under the slogan “Take a book, return a book” and offering gathering places where neighbors may share their favorite literature.