Some people thrive for an adventure and like going places they don’t normally visit. There are many ways to do this like a horse, car, boat, plane, and even a train. Trains are a fun way to travel to get to a location you desire.
One may not can hop on a train at the old train depot in Winona and get to a place to visit, but now there is another way to go on an adventure.
You can take a trip on an unexpected journey through the power of a book. However, not everyone has access to books at home for people of any age to enjoy.
This is where the Little Free Library comes into play.
According to their website, littlefreelibrary.org, Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Library, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
The cost to register is $40 to get a charter. This way you will be on the world map which has your picture and address to help people locate the one nearest to them. It is for any age and luckily for Winona the one located at the Tracks is the only one located between Jackson and Southaven.
“The reason we staryed it is to foster a love for learning and to create a sense of community,” said Becky Wammack.
Wammack went on to say they have a wide range of books from beginner to higher levels of reading, that they try to keep books about trains since they are at the train depot, and try to make accommodations about books people are looking for.
Wammack said that there are kids that have access to books at home and those do not. The ones who have books can bring and donate books they no longer want so that people that don’t have access can take one home.
“It’s not expected for you to bring it back. It’s a free gift,” said Wammack. “We also take donations.”
If you would like to know more about my Little Free Library and how to chug along on some reading fun visit littlefreelibrary.org or visit the Tracks for more information.