Jacque Howard has taken the Little Free Library movement and ratcheted it up quite a few notches. He, and a group of local artists, are taking old newspaper boxes and converting them into Little Free Libraries throughout the city of Trenton. He calls his project Books on the Block. Earlier this month he hosted an unveiling at Champ's Bar in Trenton (across from the former Rossi's). A quick search for how many boxes will be made and distributed throughout Trenton did not yield an answer. Hopefully Jacque will read this and chime in and I can update it.
Here are some pictures from their grand opening. The boxes will never be this close to each other again. Each was created by a different artist, most (if not all) from Trenton. The hope is different people and businesses will want to adopt the boxes and keep them supplied with books, and looked after. They have plenty of donated books, and continues to seek more. Trenton365.org does not want to make this a hardship for anyone, instead they are trying to unite the town, much as what happens each year with Art All Night.
|Putting the finishing touches on her box.|
|Tons more boxes like this are at Champs.|
Every community would benefit from having a Jacque Howard live in it and advocate for it.