Airport partners with Kent District Library for 'Little Free Library'

Flyers can pick up a book for their trip at no charge, or leave books they have finished.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Free books are now available at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport thanks to a partnership with the Kent District Library.

KDL's program "Little Free Library – Take a Book, Leave a Book" was installed Monday, and offers travelers a chance to pick up a book for their trip at no charge, or leave books they have finished.

Shelves are located on both airport concourses, and include adult, teen and children's books. Additionally, multi-language books will be available.

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"This is a tremendous partnership for us with the Kent District Library, offering one more amenity for travelers at our airport," said Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Acting President & CEO Phil Johnson in a press release.

Each item will feature a "Little Free Library" sticker.

Users are welcome to take a book to keep, or return it to the airport or their closest Kent District Library. Volunteers will oversee the airport shelves to ensure they are stocked, and monitor the content.

"The idea of adding value to the traveler's experience while coming and going from Grand Rapids by offering a free exchange library using gently used donations and second-run library materials will help anyone beat boredom while waiting," said Kent District Library Director of Innovation & User Experience Michelle Boisvenue-Fox in the release.

The airport is the eighth location for KDL's Little Free Libraries. More information on the program is available here.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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