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Sharing The Love of Reading, One Book at A Time

May 10, 2024 11:27AM ● By Mickey Mrakuzic

Bristol Seim is excited to share her library with the community. Photo by Mickey Mrakuzic

GRIDLEY, CA (MPG) – There is just something great about snuggling on a couch and getting lost in a good book. But after you finish your book, what do you do with it? Your neighborhood little library would love to give it a new home!

An enterprising young lady that loves reading made the decision to create a little library. The Herald had an opportunity to speak with Bristol Seim, 9, about her newest endeavor. Bristol loves reading and wanted to share with her community.

Bristol has loved reading since she was in kindergarten. She has read many different types of books and is currently reading chapter books. She likes stories about fires, disasters, and stories about survival.

Last year, the classes were setting goals to read a certain number of words to receive a bronze, silver, and gold medal. Bristol wanted to challenge herself and set a goal of one million words! She read lots of books and reached her goal! This year, she has set her goal for one million five hundred thousand words. She is making a great effort to reach her goal.

Bristol told the Herald that it took her about a week to set up her library week with her grandpa’s help. She gathered some books from around the house and some that her grandpa received. The community has also contributed many books as well. She said it would be cool to see other kids have easy access to books. Her goal of the little library is getting kids to like books and read more.

The little library is located on the corner of Vermont Avenue and Peach Avenue. It is open to donations to take or leave a book.