Scranton, PA Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 – NET Credit Union is the sponsor for new Little Free Libraries throughout Lackawanna County that will be an accessible resource for reading in the community with book exchange boxes.
The Little Free Libraries are part of the Scranton City Pride Project. NET Credit Union partnered with Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks of NEPA, and United Neighborhoods Centers of NEPA to make this community project a reality. The Albright Memorial Library ensured there was a wide variety of books included in each of the Little Free Libraries and will also maintain the reading material.
Carpentry students from The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County built the little libraries while art students from West Scranton High School painted some.
The current Scranton locations of the Little Free Libraries are 135 Jefferson Avenue, 815 Smith Street, and 1158 Luzerne Street. More will be added soon in other Scranton neighborhoods. Visit https://www.scrantontomorrow.org/ for location updates.
Pictured L to R: Tracie Hart, County Deputy Chief of Staff; Phil Zvirblis, NET Branch Operations Manager; Leslie Collins, Scranton Tomorrow President & CEO; Chris Chermak, County Commissioner; Clarence Baltrusaitis, NET CEO; Steve Ward, Scranton Tomorrow; Scott Thomas, Scranton Public Library CEO and Lauren Pabst, NET Marketing Manager.
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