PHOTO GALLERY: Ribbon Cutting For Little Free Library in Framingham

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FRAMINGHAM – Olivia Weiss, 7, is the likely the youngest steward of a Little Free Library in the City Framingham.

On Sunday afternoon, she held a ribbon cutting ceremony for her Little Free Library at the corner of Hillside and Cottage streets.

As each person came to her ceremony, with stacks of books, including a wagon full of books, she got more and more excited as she unloaded the books.

The little blue library includes a wide range of genres for both kids and adults, plus some bilingual books in Portuguese and Spanish.

Weiss will be a second grade student at Hemenway Elementary in the fall.

Her mom Laura is employed at Potter Road Elementary School.

She loves books, said her dad Rich Weiss.

“We hope The Cottage Corner Little Free Library gives as much joy to its visitors as the creation of it has for our daughter,” said Rich & Laura Weiss.

Isabella Petroni, the City’s youngest elected official, is one of 12 elected Library Trustee. She dropped off a half dozen books and talked to Olivia about her favorite books and authors.

“I love to see kids passionate about books,” said the 20-year-old Trustee.

At-large City Councilor Janet Leombruno stopped by and dropped off a few books too.

The Weiss family ordered a Little Free Library kit. Olivia helped put it together. There was a red ribbon on the blue-painted library for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which also featured an appearance by Kona Ice.

Olivia was first in line for a blue Raspberry one.

There are about a dozen Little Free Libraries in the City of Framingham.

They registered their Saxonville little free library with Little Free Libraries, a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

More than 150,000 Little Free Libraries are registered with the non-profit across America.

The mission of the organization is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.

The organization’s vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.

As Olivia put it “Take a book. Read a book. Share a book.”

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