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Muldoon creates Murray County’s first Little Free Library

May 15, 2013

   Kelly Muldoon, Slayton, has created Murray County’s first ‘Little Free Library’. 
 MURRAY COUNTY NEWS / Rebecca Hudson
MURRAY COUNTY NEWS / Rebecca Hudson
Kelly Muldoon, Slayton, has created Murray County’s first ‘Little Free Library’.
Already since erecting the custom designed library Muldoon has noticed youngsters and adults stopping to crack open the door of her little library and checking out its contents.
By: Rebecca Hudson Murray County News Staffwriter

Kelly Muldoon has always been an advocate of books and reading so when she started noticing little libraries scattered across the Twin Cities on a visit there she couldn't help but be intrigued.  Not exactly the conventional library, by far.  She decided then and there to establish Murray County's first Little Free Library.

Little Free Libraries, she discovered, is a movement that begun in 1895 by a woman named Lutie Stearms, who established the simplest libraries delivering little wooden boxes with boxes filled with books in them to nearly 1400 locations in Wisconsin between 1895 and 1914.  These boxes of books were delivered to post offices, country stores, homes, schools and other gathering places.  

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