Little Free Library

Committed to Improving Literacy and Kids' Reading


University Settlement, along with other partners throughout the Slavic Village neighborhood, are committed to improving literacy. Through our on-site reading support programs at area schools, our after school SmartY’S program, and summer camp we maintain a strong focus on promoting kids’ reading while making it fun.


Making sure great kids’ books are easily accessible is an aspect of this commitment. Slavic Village as a community is demonstrating its deep commitment to improving literacy by becoming the nation’s first “Little Free Library Neighborhood.” University Settlement recently installed a Library at its entryway in the hopes that kids who accompany their parents to the agency can read a book while they’re waiting, and take a book or two home with them, as well.


Thanks to the sponsorship of our partners, this Little Free Library supports University Settlement’s mission of ensuring that every student has access to quality literature and develops the reading skills for lifelong success.