The Archbald borough will be opening its first Little Free Library this month.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association enlisted the help of the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County to build two Little Free Libraries after raising funds throughout the year. Instructor Shane Malicky and his student Camryn Kuchak a junior at North Pocono High School built two libraries for NPRA. The other Little Free Library will be installed in Covington Township.

NPRA board member Anne Mary Doyle approached the Archbald Council for permission to install the library in the park.

The library will hold about 30-40 books for children and adults. The premise behind this project is to bring 24/7 access to books and encourage a love of reading.

Anyone can take a book or donate books by simply placing them in the Little Free Library. You do not need to return the exact book, but to keep the library stocked, think about donating a few books to share. This book exchange is based on the honor system, so as the saying goes, “Take a book, leave a book.”