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Little Libraries encourage reading in Hannibal

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Families and Communities Together (F.A.C.T.) will open the third official Little Free Library in Hannibal on Tuesday with a public ceremony at Douglass Community Services at 1:30 p.m.

The Little Free Library is a gift to the Teens in Motion, a Douglass Community Services program comprised of Hannibal High School students.

The libraries are structures filled with children's literature and books for youth, donated and shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. People can take a book home to read with no questions asked. The library at Douglass was made by the staff of Kids in Motion and will be stocked Teens in Motion.

Books and reading in the home are the largest factor that can influence a child's success, according to Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy.

F.A.C.T. Assistant Director Sandy Caswell hopes the free library encourages people to read more without worrying about the cost of books.

"Even if your interaction is having a copy of Goodnight Moon and looking for that little mouse, you're still imparting literacy skills into these small children," Caswell said.

Teens in Motion coordinator Nicole Martin says reading benefit the entire family.

"It's does make you take the time to sit down again have that connection, everyone's on their phone these days, it has so many benefits," Martin said.

Additional Little Libraries can be found at the F.A.C.T. office at  #4 Melgrove Lane, 110 Shepherd Place, and now at Douglass Community Services 711 Grand Ave.

For more information on Little Free Libraries, please visit littlefreelibraryorg or call the F.A.C.T. office at 573-221-2285.

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