We are excited to provide behind the scenes support to the Edgewater Book Nook project which is led by Edgewater resident Jeanette Sanchez. Here’s more information about this exciting resident-led project!
Edgewater residents, let’s take action to promote literacy and community building in our neighborhood! Seven Book Nooks were set up in 2016 and there is lots of enthusiasm to create additional ones in 2017!
Ways You Can Participate
- Set up a Book Nook
- Donate or raise funds to cover the expenses of the book nooks
- Help dig and anchor the posts in the ground for a neighbor
- Donate books
- Take a book and share a book
Visit an Edgewater Book Nook
- Amy and Dan’s Book Nook (2459 Depew Street)
- Donaldson Book Nook (2425 Depew Street)
- Eyre’s Book Nook (2437 Eaton Street)
- Casuto’s Book Nook (2212 Fenton Street)
- Newton’s Book Nook (2483 Otis Court)
- Jones’ Book Nook (2530 Ingalls Street)
- Chandler’s Book Nook (2400 Marshall Street)
- Outside Edgewater Collective Office (5220 W. 25th Avenue)
Summer 2017 Book Nook Design Contest
This summer are sponsoring a contest for Edgewater residents to submit a Book Nook design and the winner will receive a $150 gift card to Ace Hardware to make their design.
Donate to Edgewater Book Nook
You can donate to cover the costs of books or toward the purchase of a book library stand. All donations will go directly toward books or library stands.
Donate online here. Make sure that you mention that you would like your donation to go toward the Edgewater Book Nook in the “Additional Comments” section.
Donations can also be made by check to Edgewater Collective and designated to the Edgewater Book Nook in the memo line. Checks made out to Edgewater Collective can be mailed to:
5220 W. 25th Avenue
Edgewater, CO 80214
New or used books can be donated to Edgewater Book Nook and we will deliver them to libraries throughout town.
Installing a Book Nook in the City of Edgewater
- Before you dig, check with your utility company and be sure to stay away from your sprinkler system.
- Book Nooks must be located on private property and may not protrude, create a barrier or obstruct public right of way.
- Any signage on Book Nooks will contribute to total allowable signage.
- The City of Edgewater reviewed a generic design and guidelines for the Book Nook program. The City reserves the right to evaluate, comment and enforce code compliance on any and all Book Nook installations case by case if deemed necessary.
- Questions? Contact Dan Maples, Community Services Director at 720-763-3012.
Origins of the Little Free Library
The Edgewater project will be modeled after the Little Free Library movement that was started by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin in 2009. He built a tiny one-room schoolhouse to honor his mother who was a former teacher and was passionate about reading. He filled it with books and planted it in his yard with a sign that encouraged his neighbors to take a book and return a book. It has become an international movement led by a nonprofit organization. Their objective is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community. There are over 32,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, with over one million books shared in local communities annually. Edgewater, let’s join this movement!
For more info, email Jeanette Sanchez.