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Cheney's Little Free Library helps promote literacy, love of books


John McCallum

Carlila Hughes hopes others might take inspiration from her Little Free Library and build a book exchange of their own.

The title of author Vivian Abell's 1973 crafts book might best sum up Cheney-area resident Carlila Hughes' newest literary adventure: "Don't Throw it Away."

In Hughes' case, add don't file it away; share it. That's the emphasis behind the Little Free Library Hughes and husband Jim built and maintain at the end of the driveway at their home at 17912 S. Lois Drive.

According to its website, the Little Free Library organization's mission is to "promote literacy and love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide." Begun in 2009 in Wisconsin, the organization now has an estimated 15,...

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