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Little Free Library

Firefighters at Station 19 completed construction and installation of a Little Free Library on January 13, 2020. This Little Free Library provides free honor-system access to books in the Pleasant Valley community. This Little Free Library is registered Charter #98516.

Firefighters planned, proposed and constructed this project as part of a shift professional development opportunity. Firefighters largely used reclaimed and remnant materials to build the structure. Firefighters dedicated the Little Free Library during a special story-hour gathering at Station 19 on January 25, 2020.

Little Free Libraries are scattered throughout El Dorado County and the rest of the world; seeking to inspire reading and foster community spirit at the same time. The Little Free Library non-profit organization hosts interactive maps of libraries similar to the one at Station 19 and provides people with creative ideas on how to successfully bring these “take-a-book, leave-a-book” projects to their neighborhood or community. Over 90,000 libraries have been constructed to date.

Little Free Libraries such as these can help to encourage a love of reading where books are scarce. Academically, children who grow up in homes without books are on average 3 years behind those that do have access to books, even when other factors are considered. 

We invite our neighbors to take-a-book, leave a book and don't hesitate to visit us while you are there! The Little Free Library is located along our front driveway, please be mindful not to block the fire engine or medic unit with your vehicle if visiting. Station 19 is located in Pleasant Valley at 4429 Pleasant Valley Rd.


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Pictured left to right: Firefighter/EMT Nick Aguilar, Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Bautista and Firefighter/Paramedic Todd Pennington with Pleasant Valley Station 19’s Little Free Library - January 13, 2020.

Read the original Press Release here:

Press Release January 13 2020.pdf


See more stories about our Little Free Library here:

Fire Rescue 1 - Photo of the Week: Calif. firefighters construct ‘Little Free Library’

ABC 10 - El Dorado County Firefighters build little free library in Placerville to promote literacy

Mountain Democrat - Firefighters fuel passion for reading



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