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Community can share books, get books at Glen Crest’s Little Free Library

Do you have a book you’d love to share with everyone? Interested in finding a literary surprise? Everyone in the community is invited to stop by the Little Free Library at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn, to share or borrow a book!

The Little Free Library is a small blue house posted near the middle school’s main entrance. The box is filled with books that anyone in the community can take and enjoy at no cost. Community members are also invited to put books in the box to share with the next person who stops by.

The project was started last year by the Glen Crest Library Teen Advisory Board, which is sponsored by literacy teacher Meghan Riley and librarian Rose O’Connell.

“The purpose of the Little Free Library is to promote literacy among communities and promote reading among all ages,” Riley said.

The Teen Advisory Board received a donation from the Glen Crest PTC to build the library. The CCSD 89 buildings and grounds department painted and installed the little library. Community members and organizations donated books to fill the library.

Since it opened in September, students have enjoyed keeping the selections fresh. The Little Library has picture books, series, novels, and young-adult books.

“It’s always changing daily,” said Glen Crest eighth grader DJ Penna. “There’s always going to be a new book so just keep looking and you’ll find a book you like.”

To see students talking about the Glen Crest Little Free Library, go here:

The Glen Crest Little Free Library has an official charter number on the Little Free Library network. Other Little Free Libraries can be found at

Posted: November 9, 2022