District’s water-themed Little Free Library is stocked and ready to use

August 9, 2022 –Rowland Water District (RWD) officially launched its Little Free Library on August 1 in a unique, hand-crafted metal container that mimics a water tower.

The Little Free Library, where visitors can pick up a book or donate one, is located outside the District’s office at 3021 Fullerton Road in Rowland Heights. The shelves are filled with water-themed books to kick-start the effort, including titles like The Weight of Water, The Water Princess, Heroes of the Environment and The Little Raindrop.

“Our organization, from staff to board members, is thrilled to contribute to learning within our community, particularly when it comes to educating people on the history, value and importance of water,” RWD General Manager Tom Coleman said. “We hope this will become a place where our customers visit regularly and enjoy.”

Serving as a place for parents, grandparents, and other caring adults to borrow books to read to their children, RWD’s library is for all ages. One book pick is A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, which is based on a true story about two children struggling to survive during Sudan’s 1985 civil war. All books are free from the library, which is decorated with images of RWD waterdrop mascots Wendy and Wally.

RWD’s library is part of the Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization that touts 150,000-plus neighborhood libraries worldwide in more than 110 countries. The Minnesota-based organization’s mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.

The library is just one of many educational offerings from the District. Please visit RWD.org for more information.