Corporate News

Building Literacy in Our Gwinnett Community

The Little Library Project is an initiative of the Gwinnett County Citizen Fire Academy that builds waterproof library boxes throughout the community so that children can more easily access books in their neighborhoods. Depending on their size, many of these “little libraries” can house up to 35 children’s books that neighborhood youth can borrow.

Earlier this month, our Marketing Department contributed by helping to purchase materials for these library boxes as well as 72 brand new books and another 20 gently used books. Seventeen of our colleagues put their time and tools towards the construction of four little libraries, which were then donated to the Lawrenceville Housing Authority.

Increased access to books is expected to help teach children in these neighborhoods about the library system and how to care for a borrowed book as well as helping improve youth literacy. Borrowing books specifically through the Little Library Project also instills a sense of responsibility and value in the honor system. We know the impact books can have on a child and we are proud to partner with the efforts of the Citizen Fire Academy toward that cause.