National Arts & Humanities Month, Week 2

HARVESTOctober is National Arts & Humanities Month. Gather ideas and insights with humanities events supported by the Kansas Humanities Council each week this month.

Week 2: Neighborhood Nooks

Libraries offer engaging programs and access to endless amounts of knowledge and adventure through books. This month alone, 31 Kansas public libraries are hosting KHC TALK book discussions, Speakers Bureau presentations, and Poet Laureate of Kansas events. But, what about communities without a public library? Since 2009, the Little Free Library organization has been working to provide access to literacy, build community, and engage neighbors in towns around the globe through small micro libraries on front lawns, sidewalks, boat docks, and other community spaces. Watch the two-minute video to see Little Free Libraries in action. By the way, there are already at least 20 Little Free Libraries in Kansas.

Visit your local public library: check out a book or movie, attend an event, or sign up for your library card. You can also use this map to find a Little Free Library in your community and encourage your neighbors to stop by. Interested in bringing a Little Free Library to your neighborhood? Click here to find out how.