Earlier this summer, KiCam Projects was thrilled to donate books to a Little Free Library being established by Camille Patton in Leland, Mississippi.
Camille, a rising senior at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, wrote to us to request help in making a dream of hers come to life.
As Camille said, “I have been very fortunate to have a mother who is a teacher who encouraged me to read, and I have always had access to books through my school, nearby libraries, and bookstores. However, I acknowledge that this is not the case for many people.”
She chose to build her Little Free Library in Leland, a rural town in the Mississippi Delta, because it’s her father’s hometown, where her grandparents and extended family still reside.
“My library is located at the main playground in Leland, where many children and teenagers are able to access it,” Camille explained. “While collecting books to put in my Little Free Library, I am trying to represent diverse age groups and authors to capture the attention of more readers. I am conducting book drives in New Orleans and will be taking books to Leland each time we visit. My aunt, who lives there, will refill the library whenever it begins to be depleted. My library is the first of several I will build for the Delta.”
Camille was kind enough to send us a photo of the installation of her Little Free Library, and we could not be more proud to be part of this project.
Young people like Camille are amazing examples of how each of us can change the world, one act of kindness at a time! Kudos, Camille!
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