Little Free Library on Broad Street Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Books, Mobile Market

Library Box Outside of Trinfo.Café is Maintained by Trinity College Neuroscience Program and Grange

​Hartford, Connecticut, May 6, 2016 – The grand opening celebration of a new Little Free Library located on Broad Street between Trinfo.Café and the community garden was held on the afternoon of Friday, April 29, when free books were given to students from local after-school programs. This “Read and Seed” Little Free Library is designed to celebrate brain health by encouraging everyone in the neighborhood to read and eat fresh food. 

​Trinity College Neuroscience Club vice president Sasha DiNitto ’17 and president Jasmin Williams ’17 welcomed children to the opening of the new Little Free Library with free books and snacks.
Little Free Library is a community movement that promotes the love of reading through the free exchange of books. Small libraries are installed by members of the community, in public places, where anyone can take a book, read it, and then return it or bring another to exchange; thus promoting reading. The sign on this library box reads, “Feel free to take a book home, share it, keep it, or return it here when you are done. Bring new books to share! You are welcome to try growing the seeds: please only take what you can use.”

This Little Free Library is maintained by the Trinity College Neuroscience Program and the Grange. The box was painted and decorated by the Trinity College Neuroscience Club. Club president Jasmin Williams ’17 and vice president Sasha DiNitto ’17 greeted the children and helped them select free books and nutritious snacks during the event. Williams cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the library.

The grand opening celebration also included a visit from the Hartford Mobile Market, which sells convenient, fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables from a brightly-colored bus.

Trinfo.Café has free computers available to find out more about gardening and cooking, research other topics, create resumes and look for jobs, and more.

The Community Garden is maintained by members for their personal use. Garden plots are available at no change to individuals and community groups. Visit Trinfo.Café for more information.

​(Clockwise from top left) The Hartford Mobile Market parked in front of Trinfo.Café; the new Little Free Library on Broad Street next to the community garden; Trinity College Neuroscience Club president Jasmin Williams ’17; and vice president Sasha DiNitto ’17 helped children select free books at the grand opening.