As part of the agency’s continued focus on building up the next generation of the Greater Niagara region, United Way of Greater Niagara has installed Little Free Libraries across the Greater Niagara Region. The large scale community project was made possible through the support and partnership of many local agencies and volunteers.
Free book boxes are now available at Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County Inc., 86 Park Ave, Lockport, NY 14094; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns’ Newman Family Clubhouse, 325 Franklin St, Tonawanda, NY 14150; Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, 725 17th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301; and at the United Way of Greater Niagara office, 6420 Inducon Drive West, Suite B2, Sanborn, NY 14132.
New children’s books to fill the new boxes were generously donated by the Worldwide Philanthropic Literature Organization and local publishing house ImagineWe Publishers.
Special thanks to the UAW Local 686 members giving back to the community by helping with the installation of the new boxes in Lockport and the City of Tonawanda.
“Literacy skills are absolutely crucial for the success of our kids. Reading skills are the foundation for learning in all subject areas in school and beyond,” said William Briggs, Marketing & Business Development Associate. “Communication skills, problem solving, and critical thinking all get stronger when kids have the power to take learning into their own hands.”
Learn more about United Way of Greater Niagara’s growing Little Free Library Program at uwgn.org/impact/read-united/