BOSTON, Massachusetts – The world has been quite intimidating, but in one corner of the world there are people looking to uplift their community.
A small library in South Boston was repaired after bad weather wore it out. It’s called the ‘Little Free Anti-Racist Library’ with books meant to amplify black voices.
Over the past year, a small, free library has been tucked away on G Street in South Boston.
The original idea of Haley George who wanted to build one of the countless small libraries around Boston but with a conscious decision as to the books it contained: black voices especially in the neighborhood where I live. “
The ‘Little Free Anti-Racist’ opened in June of last year and was an instant success.
“I could hear them walking around talking about it, a lot of people were using it, I felt like it was kind of becoming a big part of the community,” said George.
Sadly, she had to close the library in May after heavy rains caused her to collapse.
She was planning to rebuild it for the fall, but on Monday, coming home from school, she saw that someone had already done the work for her.
“Not knowing who it was and knowing that someone had taken the time and energy to put it back together was really special.”
George thought his secret repairman was his owner or sister, but she ran into him earlier in the day to see that it was Armando Correa.
“I wonder how am I going to get this box back and I couldn’t get it back, so I went to Ikea, bought another box, got the paint panels stapled on it and glued it in the ground. I just wanted them to know that someone in the neighborhood was really positive about the signs, positive about the little library, it made me happy when I saw it. “