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New "Little Free Libraries" to open

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Posted at 11:05 AM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 11:05:11-04

The "Little Free Library" movement is expanding in Mid-Michigan.

A local brownie troop will open up three new libraries in Eaton Rapids tonight.

The new libraries come just in time for summer break, as many kids enjoy spending their summers reading.

The girls from brownie troop number 30459 will install three "Little Free Libraries" in local parks tonight.

People can check out books at the GAR Memorial Island Park, MacArthur Park, and the Playground of Dreams in Eaton Rapids.

A few years ago, one of the first "Little Free Libraries" in Mid-Michigan opened up in East Lansing at Pinecrest Elementary School.

The concept is simple, take a book, return a book.

The idea started as a small project in Wisconsin, where founders built small libraries around the community. It has since exploded with "Little Free Libraries" in communities all over the country.

Brownie troop number 30459 has been working on the libraries since January.

The first will be installed at the Playground of Dreams which is adjacent to Howe Field in Eaton Rapids, tonight at 7 p.m.