Fairview adding Little Free Library at Princeton hospital

Fairview Northland Medical Center is promoting reading in the community by adding a Little Free Library to its campus. Community members are invited to attend a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 6-7 p.m.

A Little Free Library is a collection of books that are free for anyone to take. People are encouraged to donate a book after taking a book from the library. Fairview Northland’s Little Free Library was provided by the Princeton Early Childhood Coalition as the result of an Initiative Foundation grant, and decorated by a Fairview Clinics – Princeton employee, Tanya Lundberg.

There will be a variety of activities at the grand opening event. Fairview Reach Out and Read will bring a Rainbow Fish mascot from the famous children’s book for pictures. Children can pet lambs at a mini petting zoo. A physician from Fairview Clinics – Princeton will read books. Fairview Northland Auxiliary is also hosting a book sale in the hospital lobby from Aug. 1-3.

All activities will be held near the Little Free Library, which is located outside of the medical center. Attendees can park in the Fairview Northland Medical Center parking lot. From the parking lot, the Little Free Library is on the walking path between the medical center and Shopko.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that increases access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. They aim to inspire a love of reading, build community and spark creativity through these book exchanges.