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Little Free Library for Carrickmacross Shopping Centre

Little Free Library for Carrickmacross Shopping Centre

A new Little Free Library has been unveiled in Carrickmacross Shopping Centre on Main Street.

Set up by Carrickmacross Toy Library, the Little Free Library serves as a book exchange, providing an open-access platform for the entire community, working on a ‘take a book, leave a book’ basis.

The Little Free Library itself is an old dolls house, skilfully upcycled by the gentleman of Carrickmacross Men’s Shed.
“We have long been fans of the Little Free Library Scheme, an idea so simple yet so powerful. It not only promotes reading and provides free access to books for all ages, but it is very much in keeping with our ethos of sharing and reducing waste,” said CEO of Carrickmacross Toy Library, Jill Kennon.

“This project has been the start of a relationship with the wonderful organisation that is Carrickmacross Men’s Shed. We are working together on various projects, from custom- built fixtures for the Toy Library to toy repairs.”

The Little Free Library is located in the old Shopping Centre on Main Street, beside the side entrance.

About Carrickmacross Toy Library
Carrickmacross Toy Library is a registered charity, serving over 100 families in Carrickmacross and the surrounding area.

The organisation aims to tackle the issue of waste in the toy industry – the most plastic-intensive industry on the planet – via a toy lending service.

In 2023, the Toy Library facilitated over 1,500 loans, saving the equivalent of 0.8 tonnes of plastic from landfill. In addition, the Toy Library promotes play for children aged 0-8 through ‘stay and play’ and themed pop-up play sessions.

The Toy Library is located to the rear of Carrickmacross Shopping Centre.
Membership starts from less than €3 per month. For more information on joining
Carrickmacross Toy Library, visit www.cmxtoylibray.ie.

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