Thanks to the generous grant from Richmond Cares Richmond Gives, we were able to purchase the supplies to build a Library Sharing Box for our Co-op. Situated in the middle of the complex, it has become a place to sit and reflect, to read, and to connect with our neighbours and friends. During construction, members were curious and would come by to watch, and to help, and now that it is completed, members have both donated and taken books, inspirational rocks, and left encouraging messages for each other. During the warmer days we would often gather in the evenings for a coffee and conversation. Parents have brought the little ones out and set up wading pools and crafts for the neighbourhood kids, picnic lunches and lots of laughter. As the seasons change, we are switching up the books and decorations and look forward to many years of being able to share our love of reading and community with those around us.
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