All around the world little free libraries are popping up. These libraries are helping to bring communities together by providing a peaceful meeting place where everyone is welcome to share in the joy of reading, imagination, education, sharing, and creativity.
Maria Montessori defined joy by saying, “Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” She taught that the development of language is part of the development of the personality and that words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. Montessori philosophy teaches that careful preparation of the space and materials is key to a successful classroom and learning environment.
It is our hope that by having a Little Free Library we will help bridge the gap between the development of language and personality, creating that space where all members of the community can share and further expand and stretch to ensure a solid foundation of being able to express peaceful thoughts and understanding toward others.
MCS is ever grateful to Jaymison Petersen, a member of our PSA and an Upper Elementary parent, for gifting us such a beautiful little library to be shared by all. The Little Free Library can be found in the front of the school on 1700 South, attached to the cemented wall.