Community Members Create "Free Little Library" in Timberville

TIMBERVILLE, Va. (WHSV) -- A community in the Shenandoah Valley is hoping that a creative way to lend and donate books will get kids and others reading. The Overton family created a "Little Free Library" located on Maple Avenue in Timberville.

It's part of a nationwide movement where people can get a book and give a book. The design is modeled after the covered bridge that used to be over the Shenandoah River in Timberville.

Ned Overton said it's a way to foster community.

"Well I think it improves our education, our literacy, our ability to perform later in life as adults," said Overton.

Overton said the road is well traveled by kids heading to swim or to the local community center. The hope is the people walking along Malple Avenue will pick up a book on their way to an activity. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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