Little free libraries help feed hungry during coronavirus crisis

LEWES, Del. – In Lewes, a group of locals is looking to help families in need during the coronavirus pandemic through their little free libraries.

The team recently built three little free libraries to help the community.

There is one already installed near the Lewes Senior Activity Center. They’re also getting ready to install another along 3rd St. in the downtown area and the third one at the Cave Neck Road and Route One intersection.

We’re told these little free libraries help provide both books and non-perishable food items like canned goods for those in need.

The funding for the libraries has been provided by the MORE Foundation, the building materials were donated by Nuttle Lumber Center, a local craftsman constructed each library and the Ware family helped paint them.

“There’s that sense of stress right now and by doing something that was positive, it helped us feel better and it will also help anyone else feel better that people care, that they have an opportunity to give back,” said Katherine Ware.

Ware says everyone is encouraged to donate as much as possible and she’s asking people to use gloves and masks during their time at these little libraries.

Categories: Coronavirus, Delaware