A West Seneca family is hoping to bring a little kindness and joy to Western New Yorkers by putting a little free library right in front of their house.
“It’s been a dream of mine for the past few years,” said Jennifer Ouellette. “I have two kids who I’ve been reading to see they were infants and I’ve always felt reading to and encouraging a love for reading to your children is incredibly important.”
And so she started Snoopy’s Little Free Library in August of last year at her home, located at 715 Main St., West Seneca. It’s a fun place where kids and families can take books for free and kindly donate their own books if they wish.
“We have a mix of children’s and adults books in the library. The kids section tends to get more use, but we also see adult books coming and going,” said Ouellette.
The little library also includes a journal where visitors can leave notes or take bookmarks. There’s also a theme of books to read around the holidays.
“This Friday we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday/Read Across America Day,” added Ouellette.
Ouellete was awarded a certificate of merit for bringing the first residential library to West Seneca.
“With more than 50,000 in the world, I was honored to be the first to bring this concept to my community,” she said.
If you would like to learn more about West Seneca’s first ever residential library, Snoopy’s Little Library, visit https://m.facebook.com/snoopyslfl/.