Country Bumpkins 4-H Club Offers Educational Opportunity

One of the goals of 4-H Youth Development is to impress upon our youth the importance of community service.  With that in mind, the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club is planning a continuous community service project called “Little Free Library.” Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. This program offers individuals a free library in their neighborhood.  The concept is to “take a book – leave a book” and is for youth and adults of all ages.  This program provides access to books for participants that may not otherwise have an opportunity to do so. https://littlefreelibrary.org/

The Country Bumpkins 4-H Club is planning a pilot library at the Cypress Community Park.  If well received, the goal is to place a “Little Free Library” at other parks in Jackson County.  To accomplish their goal, the club is seeking monetary or in-kind assistance in acquiring the materials needed to start a library. (A materials list is included below.) Your donations are tax-deductible as Jackson County 4-H is a recognized 501(c)3 entity.

The club is in need of the following items:

Books (appropriate for all ages)

Crayons/Colored Pencils/Pencils

Small Notepads/stationary

Lumber and Bright Colored Paints

Please consider helping our 4-H youth reach their goals of giving back through this worthwhile community service project.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for May 19th, just in time for younger patrons by the end of the school year.  You may contact Club Leader Terri Hardin at (850) 272-3728 with questions specific to this project.

Your consideration is greatly appreciated!

4-H offers a broad spectrum of projects and activities to serve a variety of interests, skills, and knowledge. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development program, please visit the 4-H Youth Development page at http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/jackson/4-h/ .  You may also contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or email amgranger@ufl.edu.

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