Free ‘Little Library’ helps provide books to kids in Jacksonville

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Students in Onslow County have dedicated the past few weeks to build a library.

It’s called the “Little Library,” a wooden box where people can provide books for other kids in the area. 

Seventh-grade math teacher Amanda Wilmoth came up with the project after doing so through her gifted summer camp. 

The idea is to allow anyone to donate and share books among each other to increase literacy in the community. 

“It might just be at school when you’re learning but you can always learn through books,” said Emily Humphrey, a seventh-grade student at Hunters Creek Middle School.

Connor Mcelyea, another student at Hunters Creek Middle School added, “Some kids may not have the ability to go to school and check out a book at the library, so I think this gives a chance for all kids.”

There will be three libraries set up. One is currently at Hunters Creek Middle School. Another is to be installed at Hunters Creek Elementary and Blue Creek Elementary. 

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