LOGAN SQUARE — Logan Square’s Unity Park is getting a “little library” — and park advisory council leaders are throwing an event to celebrate.
The event, set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the park, 2636 N. Kimball, will center around unveiling the “little library,” an old Chicago Reader newspaper box filled with donated books. The idea is neighbors can take or supply as many books as they like.
A small parade will lead up to the unveiling, a storytelling-themed performance by actor/musician Joe Boersma and an official “welcome read.”
Both the Unity Park Advisory Council and Friends of Logan Square Library will be at the event, handing out free children’s books and other giveaways for children.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring one children’s book to donate. The first 50 children to donate will get a limited edition commemorative “little library” button from the Unity Park Advisory Council.
Unity Park’s “little library” will be Logan Square’s first.
“We’re so excited that our park was given the okay to install this very important community resource. We look forward to seeing children reading in the park then getting to take a book home to enjoy,” park advisory council member Maricarmen Vaquera said in a news release.
Vaquera brought the idea to the group and enlisted her cousin to help refurbish the box, according to the release.
The out-of-circulation Reader box was donated by Tracy Baim, publisher of the newspaper, the release said.
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