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Little Lending Library project to promote community literacy

Phenix City will be home to five book-sharing boxes

PHENIX CITY, Ala (WRBL) - Phenix City is home to five new community book-shares as part of the Little Lending Library.

In partnership with Troy University and the Ledger Enquirer, the Phenix City is working to promote literacy throughout the community, to better serve children.

"We know the community over time benefits from the kids in that community learning how to read better, and therefore doing better in school," Troy University's Vice Chancellor, Dr. David White said. "Graduating, going on to college or a job that sustains them for the rest of their life."

The project is part of the Together 20-16 initiative, which has produced other community projects, such as the multi-colored shade sails along the 14th street pedestrian bridge.

Dr. David White, Ross McDuffie of the Ledger Enquirer and city councilwoman Vickie Johnson spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony on the importance of building a stronger community through literacy.

Councilwoman Johnson had a message for the children and community at large, saying "this is just another way of saying we love you, we appreciate you and we want you to prosper in our community."

Three of the lending libraries were given to the Phenix City Housing Authority and two more were given to the community libraries.


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