Bay Area – Assistance League Installs Little Free Libraries to Promote Literacy

Assistance League of the Bay Area continues its tradition of promoting literacy during ACTION! Week, a nationwide Assistance League marketing initiative.

This year, the local nonprofit organization is installing two Little Free Libraries to encourage children to read. Little Free Libraries, a global phenomenon, are typically small, front‐yard book exchanges that number 60,000 around the world in 80 countries.

The unveiling of the first installed Little Free Library took place on February 25 to honor the birthdate of Assistance League’s founder, Anne Banning. Butler Longhorn Museum encourages the community to visit the little library on their grounds at 1220 Coryell Street in League City. “Our museum is very excited about being a part of this great program. It is a true joy to see the children’s faces when they come running to pick out a book from The Little Free Library. Reading is so important for all ages”, exclaimed Monica Hughes, Executive Director.

The second Little Free Library will be installed at Middlebrook Park in early April. Address of this library will be 16203 Dunmoor Drive, Houston, Texas, 77062.

Assistance League President-Elect, Charlene Donovan, who spearheaded this project, shared, “growing up in a rural area, I will never forget breathing in the smell of the books from the Bookmobile. It is exciting that our organization will provide access to a variety of books to children in hopes that they will discover the joy of reading like the Bookmobile provided me.”

Assistance League of the Bay Area is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that changes lives through philanthropic programs in the Houston Bay Area community. For more information on how you can help change lives, visit the website at

Brooks Cima, Assistance League of the Bay Area President; Charlene Donovan, Assistance League President-Elect and project chairman.