There’s a lot of good we can do in our communities if we work together. That’s why we support organizations and programs committed to building up our neighbors, and we can always count on our associates to pitch to help.

You may have heard of Little Free Libraries or have seen them pop up in front of your local city hall, church or community center. These freestanding, mini libraries act as community book-sharing programs, where anyone is welcome to take a book or share a book – free of charge and no library card required.

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Earlier this year, our associates joined forces with United Way to build 132 brand new Little Free Libraries to be enjoyed by people in local communities in our operating states. More than 1,500 of our associates traded their name tags for hammers and nails and rolled up their sleeves, building the libraries during our annual retail operations conference. Our associates went above and beyond the call of duty when asked to donate books for their communities. These associates donated more than 14,000 books. That’s nearly 100 books per person!

Thanks to the hard work of our associates and partners at United Way, you can find the locations of these Little Free Libraries across the Southeast using this interactive map. If you want to help your neighbors in your community, you can donate a book next time you see a Little Free Library. If you see one you’d like to read, feel free to borrow it! It’s all about doing good for our communities and for each other.

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