Gannon’s Erie-GAINS Initiative To Host Little Free Library Picnic
Posted: September 18, 2013
Gannon's Erie-GAINS (Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood
Sustainability) initiative is helping neighborhood residents get
acquainted with their Little Free Library at a series of summer
picnics. The libraries have been designed and constructed by the
students in the first-year seminar of Karinna Vernaza, Ph.D.,
associate professor, mechanical engineering, in keeping with
Gannon's mission of service, volunteerism, and civic
Today's picnic, funded by a grant from the Erie Community
Foundation, is rather special because it will also include the
installation of the Little Free Library at Bayview Park on W.
Second St. by approximately 20 students in the Martin Luther King
Center afterschool program, all of them residents in the
neighborhood. Neighborhood families are invited to learn about this
project, get a book, enjoy some food and listen to a special guest
Little Free Libraries resemble oversized birdhouses and are a
type of community book exchange.
The majority of the sites are within Gannon's Erie-GAINS
neighborhood. The Erie-GAINS program represents a comprehensive
effort by Gannon University to stimulate positive change and
promote the viability and sustainability of downtown Erie and
neighborhoods surrounding the campus.
This Week's Picnic Location:
Bayview Park, W. Second St.,
between Walnut St. & Cherry St.
Keith Taylor, Ph.D. - president, Gannon University
4:30 p.m. Installation
4:45 p.m. Mystery Reader