A new Little Free Library makes books available to borrow and exchange at Finlayson Park.

Little Free Library open all hours at Finlayson Park

Sicamous has its first Little Free Library.

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) hopes that this Little Free Library will help make books more available to everyone who lives in or visits Sicamous. If you take a book, you can then return it or leave a different book in the library for someone else to discover.

Why do we need easy access to books? Reading is not only good for our brains, but can also ease stress and help us to see situations in new ways. Children with access to books do better in school, and parents with high literacy levels are better able to advocate for their children’s needs. Communities with the highest literacy levels are the happiest and healthiest places to live. Having easy access to books has the power to make Sicamous stronger.

LASS would like to thank Coun. Janna Simons and the rest of the District of Sicamous council and staff for their support in getting the library into the ground. This library will be managed by the Eagle Valley Community Support Society and supported by the community. It was made possible by a grant LASS received through the Shuswap Community Foundation.

The Little Free Library is located in the entrance to the recreation centre near the playground at Finlayson Park.

For more information visit shuswapliteracy.ca.

Submitted by the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society

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