Little Free Library in Need of Donations

NEHS calls for student help in providing children's books

The Little Free Library stands guard at the front of the school.

Photo by Lily Yates

The Little Free Library stands guard at the front of the school.

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

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Aug. 15, 2017 — Under one of Skutt Catholic’s iconic brick arches stands a physical testament to the school’s attitude toward generosity- the Little Free Library.

The quaint little outpost, residing in an alcove near the front of the campus, is in need of student help this school year.

The Library, established during the 2015-2016 school year by National English Honor Society students Jacob Koperski and Sean Lynch, has faithfully served the student body ever since, surviving a few reincarnations as well as the Nebraska elements.

However, over the summer, it has become especially popular with the children of our community. “Our little people have definitely been pulling books, so we do need more kids books overall,” laughs Mrs. Hoye, English teacher and NEHS/Little Free Library sponsor.

To ensure that the library’s on-your-honor system continues to serve the student body well, NEHS is now asking all Skutt Catholic students to consider rounding up a few old or used children’s books (in good condition and suitable for ages seven and under) from home and dropping them off with Mrs. Hoye in room C102.

The idea for the Library originally spurred from a movement that has spread across the country in recent years pushing to increase the presence of books in people’s daily lives. The Library allows anyone to stop by, pick out a title they like and hopefully put one of their own contributions in the book’s place.

The end result is a community enriched by a sense of trust, and more importantly, a better appreciation for literature that might have never been shared otherwise.


Lily Yates - Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

Lily became a member of The Flightline in August of 2015. She is a senior this year and enjoys an array of activities including choir, theatre and slam poetry. She is also on staff as a library aide at the Omaha Public Library. You can email her at [email protected]