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August 22, 2017 > Museum Gets Little Free Library

Museum Gets Little Free Library

Submitted By Kelsey Camello

Stop by the Washington Township Museum of Local History at 190 Anza Street in Fremont sometime soon to enjoy the newly installed Little Free Library.

From the Little Free Library website, Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. With only seven other Little Free Library locations in the Tri-City area, this is a welcome addition to the community at large.

Located right outside the front door for all to see and use, this special extension of the museum was designed and built by student volunteer Michael Kania. Michael is an incoming sophomore at Mission San Jose High School with a passion for volunteering. He's been a dedicated and consistent volunteer with the museum since October 2016.

When asked about his interest in the museum he said, "I enjoy volunteering at the museum because I have always enjoyed history. When I began working at the museum with the other volunteers it was a lot of fun because they are very nice and we share a common interest."

Michael proposed the idea of a Little Free Library earlier this year and once he had approval to begin he made it happen very quickly. With more than 40 hours spent on the planning, design, building, painting, installation and stocking of the library, Michael has gone above and beyond for the museum, once again.

Michael is very comfortable working with adults and students, he's extremely personable and mature beyond his years. Museum board member Tom Heater, who works with him often, said of Michael, "He always shows up, stays longer than expected, and completes every task you ask him to take care of."

Thank you, Michael, for your work on the Little Free Library and your consistency with volunteering at the museum this past year!

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