(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI), in partnership with Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism (CHANT) and the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, have decided to postpone the installation of the first Little Free Library (LFL) on St. Croix due to inclement weather. This library which will be installed in front of the Frederiksted Health Care Center on Strand Street, will be installed in June as weather permits. We will update the public of plans once rescheduled.
The concept of the Little Free Library was introduced to Princess Cruises Community Foundation (PCCF) by CFVI as a way for PCCF to help our islands recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The project has come to fruition thanks to important partnerships – with the USVI Department of Tourism which helps to plan and maintain the libraries and with My Brother’s Workshop in St. Thomas/St. John and CHANT on St. Croix whose members design and build the Little Libraries. We are so grateful to all of our partners who have made it possible to provide the wonderful gift of free books in the Virgin Islands. Project plans are to install many more Little Free Libraries throughout the Territory.
“At CFVI we are so excited about the Little Free Library project. We are proud to champion this initiative to increase access and enjoyment of books for readers of all ages. And we are honored to be working with wonderful partners such as Princess Cruises Community Foundation, CHANT, My Brothers Workshop and the Department of Tourism” said CFVI President, Dee Baecher-Brown.
*Little Free Library (LFL) is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading and building communities by fostering book exchanges around the world.