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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

'Little Free Library' in a Hemet front yard opens the world of reading to children


Last updated 11/22/2018 at 5:51pm

Tony Ault

Douglas Lyons and Barbara Silver show a few of the hundreds of books now available in their "Little Free Library," located in their front yard at 3843 W. Menlo Ave. in Hemet. The kiosk was built and installed by Lyons to offer passing elementary, middle school and high school students by a free read anytime.

Children from Cawston Elementary and students from Tahquitz High School were surprised while returning to school after Veterans Day to find a new kiosk sitting in the front yard at 3843 W. Menlo in Hemet.

The kiosk was installed by retired English teacher Barbara Silver and her friend Douglas Lyons. They stuffed it with hardback and paperback books with inviting titles for all ages. Visitors to the new "Little Free Library" can choose a book to take home for free or just to sit down under a shade tree and read after school.

There to greet them at the grand opening, Sunday, Nov. 11, was S...

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