Little Free Library

October 2020

The First United Methodist Church Little Free Library located at 211 Porter Street is now open! Thank you Nancy Dickerson for unveiling the new library design, sharing the news about the safe reopening and inspiring our community to visit our Little Free Library to “take a book, return a book!”Book donations are always welcome! Accepted book donations include novels, magazines, Upper Room and other devotionals, crossword puzzle books, children and teen books, and large print books! Please deliver your books to the church office during the week Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Donated books will be sanitized according to safety recommendations prior to being placed in our Little Free Library for the public.

On behalf of Center First UMC, thank you for donating books and supporting the Little Free Library program over the past two years! For more information about the Little Free Library at Center First UMC or donating books, please contact Rev. Malcolm Monroe or Kellie Snider at (936) 598-2707 or Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Little Free Library Steward at (936) 332-7984.


July 21, 2020
The Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) Little Free Library located at 211 Porter Street is celebrating its second anniversary this month and is currently undergoing a design makeover!  To help us celebrate this milestone, we need your help with new or gently used book donations.  Accepted books include novels, magazines, Upper Room and other devotionals, crossword puzzle books, children and teen books, and large print books! Please deliver your books to the church office during the week Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Donated books will be sanitized according to safety recommendations prior to being placed in our Little Free Library before reopening to the public. Plans are underway for the safe reopening and unveiling of the newly designed Little Free Library!

On behalf of Center First UMC, thank you for donating books and supporting the Little Free Library program over the past two years! For more information about the Little Free Library at Center First UMC or donating books, please contact Rev. Malcolm Monroe or Kellie Snider at (936) 598-2707 or Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Little Free Library Steward at (936) 332-7984.


Little Free Library Open to the Public


Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting at Center First United Methodist Church Celebrates Literacy

Center, Texas – June 26, 2018 – Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 70,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 85 countries around the world. Now, a new Little Free Library at the Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) located at 211 Porter Street in Center, Texas will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. Center First UMC will host their Ribbon Cutting Celebration for their Little Free Library on Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Little Free Libraries are hand-built boxes functioning as educational and outreach tools serving as a neighborhood book exchange. Inspired by the Little Free Library program “take a book, leave a book,” Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Children’s Director, along with church member Carlos Gray, built a Little Free Library, a place for sharing good books and bringing our community together through the joy of reading. The Little Free Library exchanges operate on the honor system; anyone visiting the Little Free Library may take a book or bring a book to share.

The Little Free Library mission is a non-profit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. The Little Free Library has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/.

For more information about the Little Free Library at Center First UMC or donating books, please contact Rev. Karen Jones or Nancy Dickerson at the church office (936) 598-2707.