Books about Black and Brown expertise focus of Little Free Library in Youngstown

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The library is located in downtown Raymond John Wean Foundation Park

by: WKBN employees

Posted: Feb 8, 2021 / 8:37 PM EST
Updated: February 8, 2021 / 8:37 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Rotary Club and Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Libraries have teamed up to provide a small free library in Youngstown.

The library is located in downtown Raymond John Wean Foundation Park across from the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater.

The choices focus on the black and brown experience. Titles include “Colorblind” by Tim Wise, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas and many more.

There is a focus on fair, inclusive, and diverse reading choices, including child / youth authors such as Jason Reynolds and Jacqueline Woodson, according to the organizers.

The Little Free Library operates under the premise: ‚ÄúTake a book. Share a book. “