The students and community surrounding Tippin Elementary have yet another avenue to develop their love of books and reading thanks to the donation of a Little Free Library kiosk by a family at the school.
First-grader Olivia Herman and third-grader Timothy Herman, along with their parents, refurbished an out-of-commission newspaper vending machine and turned it into a bright, fun and easy-to-use dispenser of free books and reading materials for kids around the neighborhood.
Little Free Library is a nation-wide book exchange that has more than 90,000 cases throughout the country. Tippin’s case is located in front of the campus and is now fully operational.
“This is a wonderful addition to our campus and a great way to keep promoting literacy among our students and their families,” said Principal Gina Rodriguez Nuñez. “Mr. and Mrs. Herman, along with Olivia and Timothy, worked hard to make this a reality and we are so grateful for their donation and their commitment to education.”
Tippin parents Luciana and Tom Herman said the refurbishing of the newspaper dispensing machine was a spring break project for the family, who wanted to do something positive during their time off.
The result is the creation of another Little Free Library in EPISD.
Users are allowed to take home any book or periodical located inside the Little Free Library. People are asked to leave behind books they wish to share with the community, as well.