Little Free Libraries installed at all Torrington schools

Third-graders Juan Lumisaca, Isabella Murelli, Morgan Thompson, Amalise Torres-Smith and Zoe Monroe decorated their little free library with blue tiger prints, the school mascot.

TORRINGTON — On a sunny June afternoon, just days before the end of the school year for students at Torringford Elementary School, a contingent of first and third graders joined their principal Kelly Galullo outside for a special grand opening. They helped welcome the installation of a Little Free Library at their school and had the opportunity to decorated the box.

Representatives of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, which was instrumental in getting little free libraries installed at Torrington public schools, included President JoAnn Ryan and project members Marysa Dailey, Shaun Calhoun, Nan Merbaumm, Cindy Donaldson and Lucien Francillette.

Also on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks of Little Free Library at StoneHill, an official partner with the global phenomenon. The two stewards had consulted with the Chamber team that personally planned and executed the project, providing 14 large bags of books to assure the little free library would always be filled.

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