SAINT AUGUSTINE – The St. Augustine Humane Society is a local recipient of St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club’s newly built and installed Little Free Library at 1665 Moultrie Road . Carolyn Mudgette, member and past president of St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club, started the community project from a nationwide campaign at littlefreelibrary.org.
Mudgette and the Rotary Club received a $1,000 grant from Rotary International and also raised funds from members. The local nonprofit, Learn to Read of St. Johns County Inc. headed by Executive Director Ann Breidenstein, is a partner in the program designed to promote literacy and reading, and to provide books to individuals in low-income neighborhoods. There are 10 roadside enclosed libraries planned in St. Augustine .
“We highly support the Little Free Library at the Humane Society and applaud the construction class students at Pedro Menendez High School who built the accessible stand in front of our facility. We’ll help stock it with books,” said Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s executive director. “There’s been activity in just a few days with people taking books to read. We hope they’ll bring back a book to stock the community exchange.” To donate books, call Learn to Read of St. Johns County Inc. at 904-826-0011 . Visit the website at www.learntoreadstjohns.org.