Teamwork from the Rotary Club of Lake Nona Lunch, building materials from Home Depot and design inspiration from Maurita Sutton Brown of Designs by M-Simply Maurita have worked together to produce a bookcase for the Little Free Library that is now open for residents at the Ronald McDonald House. Every donated book has a stamp inside to show the teamwork of the community. The Lake Nona High School Interact Club stamped more than 350 books for the bookshelf. It is truly an honor for our community to share in such a project.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in the earliest years of child development, and books help children develop vital language skills. The ability to learn about new subjects and find helpful information will build a child’s confidence. The more children read, the better they become at reading, enhancing vital learning skills.
Reading also can open up new worlds and enrich children’s lives. Through books and stories, children can learn about people and places from other parts of the world, leaving them more curious than before to understand and show concern for all of humanity. As Rotarians, their service falls within one of the following six areas: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.
Little Free Libraries make a big difference, and the Rotary Club of Lake Nona Lunch fully supports such an inspiring community effort. They would like to offer special thanks to Rotarian Dr. Phylliss M. Olmstead, our community partners Home Depot, Designs by M-Simply Maurita, Interact Club of Lake Nona High School students Leah Laskowski, Ashley Andraski, Laissa Machado, Danna Chacon, the Ronald McDonald House and Nonahood News for their unwavering support.
To check dates or request information for a future Rotary event or meeting, visit the Rotary Club of Lake Nona Lunch website at www.lakenonarotary.com.
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