New Books Coming to Baltimore County’s Little Free Libraries

July 05, 2018 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Jenna Bush Hager with The Today Show launched a new initiative, “Read More TODAY," on Monday. The new series highlights the importance of reading and included the unveiling of a Little Free Library on the Today Show Plaza. Little Free Libraries help to promote literacy by encouraging reading. They operate on a simple premise: take a book for you to read and leave a book for the next person. 

Baltimore County Public Library has five Little Free Libraries that were unveiled this past spring. Students at Eastern Technical High School created the structures for the library. The boxes are maintained by their local Baltimore County Public Library and offer unrestricted access to books. 

The locations:
Catonsville Community Park (Catonsville)
Double Rock Park (Parkville)
Eastern Regional Park (Essex)
Heritage Park (Dundalk)
Northwest Regional Park (Owings Mills)

The library will be stocking the boxes with the recommendations of the Today Show anchors and the WBAL-TV's morning team. Even Camden, WBAL-TV's "Puppy with a Purpose," has a “recommended” read. 

WBAL-TVs Megan Pringle recommends On the Road by Jack Kerouac

WBAL-TV’s Megan Pringle recommends “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

The Today Show:
“There There” by Tommy Orange – Jenna Bush Hager
“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte – Savannah Guthrie
“Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh – Hoda Kotb
“The Soul of America” by John Meacham – Craig Melvin and Willie Geist
"Beauty in the Broken Places" by Allison Pataki – Kathie Lee Gifford

WBAL-TV's morning team:
“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac – Megan Pringle 
“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon 
“Holes” by Louis Sachar – Taylor Grenda
And in honor of Camden, WBAL-TV's "Puppy with a Purpose” – “Rescue and Jessica” by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

Be sure to stop by to your local Little Free Library to pick up your next summer read!

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