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Bookhouses installed at five new locations in Sparta


SPARTA, Wis. (WXOW) - Sparta community members have five new locations to access books.

Red "bookhouses" have been installed at Cataract, Lawrence-Lawson, Maplewood and Southside elementary schools, and at the Administrative and Education Center. The boxes are accessible at all times and have books for children and adults as well as magazines.

There is no cost and anyone can use the bookhouse. People are asked to return the book when finished. Additional books can be put in the bookhouses to increase the supply, donated directly to a Sparta Area School District building with a bookhouse or at the AEC, 201 E. Franklin St.

“Bookhouses or little libraries are appearing in communities across Wisconsin and have become popular ways to increase community access to reading materials. We believe that this is another way we can encourage literacy within the district, especially among our young readers,” Superintendent John Hendricks said.

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