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Wanted: bibliophiles who love books and community.

The Albuquerque Woodworkers Association is donating 21 little libraries to the City of Albuquerque and you can have one, particularly if you live in neighborhoods with high numbers of underserved kids. The project will prioritize low-income areas, locations near Title I schools, and places without accessible literacy resources.

Recipients will receive one of 21 Little Free Libraries built by the Albuquerque Woodworkers Association. The local group Community Renovations Empowering Women (CREW) has volunteered to help install these boxes, and each Library will come with a box of books to help you get started. Please note that recipients will be expected to maintain their Little Free Library for at least one year, according to the city.

In December, the Woodworkers Association donated handmade desks for students who did not have their own space to work when schools transitioned to home-learning.

This story is a staff report from The Paper.