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Las Brisas Gets Little Free Library

Las Brisas subdivision on the southside of Canyon Lake is just the latest development to get its own Little Free Library.

Startzville Elementary students gaves Las Brisas subdivision residents a mini-lesson on history and library science at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their latest Little Free Library on Feb. 24

Local author Chris Harbach and furry friend, Toby, made an appearance. She’ll share her new book, The Adventures of Toby and Dr. David, with Startzville Elementary students in the coming months.

Teachers and staff also attended this community literacy incentive, introduced to the area by school librarian Kimberly Nance.

She said she first noticed little free libraries during a visit to her home state of Florida, and decided the concept would translate nicely to Canyon Lake where homes and subdivisions are far flung and often bisected by steep hills and scrub.

Las Brisas was one of five subdivisions that agreed, early on, to become “reader leaders.”

Little Free Libraries are registered so they show up on GPS. Kits are available online, but supplies aren’t. It takes a lot of wood and plenty of effort to build one then stock its shelves with books on a regular basis.

Nance said Startzville Elementary’s foray into little libraries received broad community support from groups like Canine Classmates, Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club, Canyon Lake Rotary Club, Boy Scouts of America, and Friends of Tye Preston Memorial.

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