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A Little Free Library

A Little Free Library

Each September, we try to give our students a hands-on project that will help them develop new skills and use their brains in different ways. Last year, we built a life-sized replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin from Walden Pond. This year, each of our students are constructing a Little Free Library!

A Little Free Library is a small, curated collection of books housed in a beautiful structure, roughly three feet wide, two feet high, and one foot in depth. All of the books in the collection are available to the public for free.

For our project, we’ve asked the students in our Social Entrepreneurial program to use the structure to help them answer the question, “Who Am I?” They’ll be able to express their answer through the way they customize their library’s appearance and through the books they use to stock their shelves.

To that end, we are holding a Book Drive to help students collect the kinds of books that best represent who they are.

If you have any relevant books to donate, you can drop them off at our new building on Main Street in Poultney (formerly The Station). We’re set back a bit from Main Street, at 28 Depot St., with a big sign hanging for all to see.

Fiction Books

  • Cross-country travel
  • Environmental
  • Teen mysteries
  • Teen fantasy
  • Teen and adult horror
  • Teen science-fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Music
  • Animals
  • Siblings
  • Friendships
  • Classic works
  • Thrillers
  • Books for young children

Nonfiction Books

  • Astronomy and stargazing
  • Vermont, New England, & US History
  • Flight
  • “Animal Planet” books
  • Horses (“How to…” + children’s books)
  • Animals
  • Conservation & Endangered Species
  • Field Guides
  • “How to” books for girls
  • Self-help for girls and boys
  • Music
  • Myths, legends, and folklore
  • Positive reinforcement animal training
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cookbooks for kids
  • Dance
  • Fashion
  • Coupe Auto Racing
  • Medical
  • Magic
  • “Old” books
  • Memoirs about trauma
  • Herb gardening
  • Plants
  • Eating Healthy
  • Biographies: Astronomers, Women Activists, Magicians

Again, if you have any relevant books to donate, you can drop them off at our new building on Main Street in Poultney (formerly The Station). We’re set back a bit from Main Street, at 28 Depot St., with a big sign hanging for all to see. Thank you so much for your kind donations!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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  1. Hi Kyle — I have several boxes of books that your students can go through and pick out anything that strikes their fancy. Patty @ Hermit Hill