Little Free Libraries in Jupiter
Little Free Libraries offer a book exchange opportunity with the “take a book, return a book” philosophy and help to promote literacy for children through adults.
Eight Little Free Libraries have been placed in various neighborhoods and locations within the Town of Jupiter, including:
- Indian Creek Park
- Pocket Park in Eastview Manor
- Daily Park in Pine Gardens North
- Ofc. Bruce St. Laurent Park in Pine Gardens South
- Abacoa Community Park
- Jupiter Community Center
- El Sol Resource Center
- Cinquez Park
Thank you to the artists from the Town of Jupiter Art Committee and a student from Jupiter High School who worked hard to decorate the Libraries in creative and inspiring themes: Brenda Nickolaus, Nina Fusco, Dana Sardano Sgambellone, Julie Medina, Julie Silk Beaumont, and Pamela J. Ayers.
Through these Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. A non-profit organization, Little Free Library, helps to inspire a love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
New Little Free Library at Cinquez Park!
On July 16, 2020, Jupiter Community High School Senior, Grace Wodar, donated a Little Free Library to the Town of Jupiter that was installed at Cinquez Park. During her Junior year, Grace decided to start a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase the library. She chose the Little Free Library program because it's internationally recognized and as a steward, she’s able to connect with other libraries around the world for advice and help. Many of her friends and family generously donated enough money for Grace to purchase the Little Free Library which she decided to donate to the Town. Grace has been an avid reader all her life and takes every chance she gets to read- at school, waiting for the bus and sitting in the park with a book in hand is where you’ll find her. Her goal is to ensure others in the Town of Jupiter have the same opportunity that she did by having access to books while growing up.
This summer, Grace finished The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. She’s currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. When asked why she enjoys reading, Grace said, “It’s always been an integral part of my life and who I am. I’m extremely excited to share my love of books with the rest of Jupiter!” Cinquez Park is the perfect location for this library and as a steward, Grace frequently checks on it to ensure it’s well stocked with appropriate books. Thank you Grace for your generosity and for sharing your passion for reading and books with our residents!