The Barrington book clubs have fun names, but are serious when it comes to nurturing the love of reading among Sunny Hill Elementary School children.
The Fox Point Foxes and Martini Moms book clubs are among the donors who’ve stepped forward to help stock the Carpentersville school’s new Little Free Library.
Co-founders Robin Ross-Henning and Annemarie Crowley and volunteer Sarah Hoban are the library stewards and will restock the library weekly.
Children are able to take a book and return a book. It’s an honor system library that encourages children to read by giving them access to books.
Sunny Hill administrators and staff have been extremely supportive, Ross-Henning noted, identifying CUSD 220 Enrichment Instruction Specialist Lori Ford as a key champion of the project.
Ross-Henning and Crowley collected cash donations and books from their book groups, friends and the Barrington Newcomers and Neighbors Club,
“Annemarie has been unbelievably tenacious in getting books,” Ross-Henning said, adding Crowley is working with Half-Price Books in Palatine, which has donated boxes of books every month.
But donations will be needed year round, Ross-Henning said. The Little Free Library needs new or gently used children’s books appropriate for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. To contribute, please email email@example.com.