Books for children are needed for the Little Free Libraries located at Walnut Hill Elementary and Westview Early Childhood Education Center. Petersburg residents, community groups and businesses are encouraged to donate gently used or new books.
Little Free Libraries are free and open to anyone who wants to borrow a good book. Since the Little Free Libraries opened in June 2017 at Walnut Hill and Westview, students and families have enjoyed stopping by to select books to read. Hundreds of titles have made their way into Petersburg homes via these two libraries, which were donated to Petersburg City Public Schools by Second Baptist Church. A third Little Free Library will soon be installed at Robert E. Lee Elementary.
Please consider donating gently used or new books to the Little Free Libraries. If you have a few books, just swing by Walnut Hill (300 W. South Blvd.; the library is near the entrance to the parking lot) or Westview (1100 Patterson St.; the library is near the front door) and add your books to the Little Free Libraries. If you have so many books to donate that they will not all fit into a Little Free Library, then please call 804-862-7084 or email IBelieve@petersburg.k12.va.us to make arrangements.