3-year-old Lock Haven boy donates books to little libraries

PHOTO PROVIDED Three-year-old Ronnie sits with some of the books he plans to donate to the Little Red Libraries throughout Lock Haven. Ronnie and his family made and sold chocolate covered pretezels to purchase the books which will be available on Oct. 31.

LOCK HAVEN — One little boy is giving back to the community.

Ronnie Munro, 3, of Lock Haven has raised over $100 as a Pre-K homeschool project to buy books, which he will soon donate to each of The Little Red Libraries in town.

Ronnie is sharing his love for reading with other children in the community by helping his mother, Amy Abbotts, make chocolate covered pretzels that they sold locally to family and friends.

“It’s a good way not only for him to learn how to be selfless, but different measurements and finances,” said Abbotts.

At the beginning of the year, Ronnie and his mother joined the Ross Library and began a challenge to read 1,000 books before Kindergarten.

PHOTO PROVIDED Ronnie Munro, 3, and his mother, Amy Abbotts make chocolate covered pretzels for a Pre-K homeschool fundraiser for The Little Red Libraries.

So far, Ronnie has read over 300 books. Many of the books he read have come from The Little Red Libraries.

“He has a great love of reading and that’s what made us want to help kids that really don’t have the opportunity,” said Abbotts.

With $130 so far, it will provide them with an estimated 24 books to donate.

“That’s so sweet of him. We really appreciate it,” said Maryanne Lofti, president of the Downtown Rotary.

Abbotts recommends other families who may be interested to try a similar home project.

“This has truly been a great way for Ronnie to learn kindness and sharing but also baking, measuring, financial and food safety,” said Abbotts.

The two will set out on Halloween Day to donate the brand new books. They will be wrapped in Halloween paper.

Little Red Libraries was started by the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven in 2019 as a creative and fun way to make books available to the community.

The Libraries have books available to all ages, from young children to adults.

There are six Little Red Libraries throughout Lock Haven, all of which are sponsored by the Downtown Rotary. They can be found in Triangle Park, Hanna Park, Hoberman Park, Hammermill Park, the Piper-Harmon Playground and the Vesper Street levee steps.

Donations of books for Little Red Libraries can also be left at the Covenant United Methodist church on 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven on Thursday from 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


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