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MLive: Little Free Libraries installs first Detroit library in North Rosedale Park

by Ian Thibodeau

DETROIT, MI - Putting books in a park is as good an effort as any to sow seeds of change, and that’s exactly what a group gathered in North Rosedale Park on Detroit’s northwest side did Thursday morning.

The first of 20 Little Free Libraries to be installed in Detroit was planted and filled with a couple dozen books near the playground in North Rosedale Park where children and adults exercise and play.

North Rosedale Park residents and representatives from Little Free Libraries were excited to kick off the worldwide movement in Detroit.

Kim Kozlowski, founder of the Detroit Little Free Libraries campaign, said the library installed Thursday is one of over 20,000 around the world.

Several others were to be planted throughout the day at Corktown, Northwest Detroit, Highland Park and Palmer Woods locations, but Kozlowski has 20 libraries in total to spread throughout the city.

“We want to have the most Little Free Libraries [in the world] here in Detroit,” Kozlowski said.


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