Minneapolis parks are getting 50 new Little Free Libraries

To celebrate, there will also be an all-day read-a-thon.

Minneapolis is getting a bunch of new Little Free Libraries.

You've probably seen Little Free Libraries around – they're little wooden boxes filled with books, and the idea is that people who pass by will take a book, and leave one behind for the next person who comes along.

There are more than 50,000 of them around the world, and in a few weeks Minneapolis will be getting 50 more.

The Minneapolis Foundation said Monday it will unveil 50 Little Free Libraries filled with children's books at Minneapolis parks on June 21 in honor of Minnesota Public Radio's 50th anniversary.

“Our neighborhood recreation centers are often the ‘hubs’ that connect community members with one another,” Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent Jayne Miller said in a statement. “Having Little Free Libraries in our parks gives Minneapolis residents of all ages another great reason to come together and develop a lifelong love for reading.”

There will also be 50 reading events held in parks across the city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 21. Those who attend are asked to bring a book to donate to the Little Free Library in the park near where they live.

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