BRATTLEBORO >> Little free libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan.

Now, a new Little Free Library at 610 Meadowbrook Road in West Brattleboro will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.

Shaun Deane and Patricia Wilson hosted a grand-opening party for their Little Free Library on Thursday, Oct. 6.

"Our Little Free Library belongs to the whole town," said Shaun Deane. "It's our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community."

The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader's Digest named them one of the "50 Surprising Things We Love about America." Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit

For more information, contact Shaun Deane at 802-380-9310 or