It’s all about family . . . it’s all about the kids who get excited about choosing a book . . . it’s all about sharing!
About Jo Ann Jaacks
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Erica Joncyk, LFL Steward and Librarian at Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT with Little Free Library Founder Todd Bol, two-year-old Tallulah, Kara Collins and writer Nick Stuller at the Grand Opening for the LFL at Pearly’s Farmhouse Café in West Cornwall, CT on June 10, 2018.
On the day of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, a special grand opening of an unusual red phone booth little free library was celebrated at Toymakers Café in Falls Village, CT with a proper British High Tea of cucumber and egg sandwiches, cottage pie, treacle tarts and Earl Grey tea.
Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks wore their fascinators (hats), as did a dozen of the attendees, who posed on the balcony.
Jason, co-owner of the Village Center for the Arts in New Milford, CT, has been offering free books for quite a while in his fabulous something-for-every-artist two-story shop. Little Free Library at StoneHill gave him a news box that he painted in a cheerful blue. Now the VCA will be receiving two charter numbers for littlefreelibrary.org – one for the box and one for the shelving!
Rose Buckens & Jo Ann Jaacks were invited by teacher Carrie Scalzo to join her second graders at the Brass City Charter School in Waterbury, CT. The classroom already has a Little Free Library and Rose brought more books to hand out to the children, regaling them with the story of Little Free Library at StoneHill. Jo Ann read the story to them of the old lady who swallowed a book, and then listened to several students read their own writing.
Rose Buckens chose a beautiful sunny afternoon to paint the interior of the little free library in front of St. Michael’s Parish in Litchfield, CT. Nine-year-old Emma was so adorable with her magic wand and “pet” owl that Rose gifted her with a Dumbledore quote on a lovely plaque created by Charlotte Adams, owner of Rustic Charm in Woodbury, CT.
April 20, 2018 was the “soft opening” for our newest Little Free Library at StoneHill at Pearly’s Farmhouse Cafe in Cornwall Bridge! Chef/owner Sean Aylmer, Cindy Kirk and Rose Buckens are pictured. Cindy, a former cartoonist for The Litchfield County Times, brought in a wonderful picture book. And two-year old Essence Aylmer went through about 8 children’s books during lunch – that little girl is a very serious reader!
Little Free Library at StoneHill recently held a pop-up at Luna’s Boutique in Litchfield. April Matthews was one of the first to move into not one, but two shops in the “old jail” at 7-North so wonderfully reimagined by Russell Barton. There also is a permanently installed Little Free Library at building, painted in the image of the original red brick jail by artist Kathy Percoski.