Little Free Library opens in front of Stratford school to encourage students to read

Students at Nichols Elementary School in Stratford have a new place to find free books.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a Little Free Library was held in front of the school Tuesday morning.
The library is filled with mainly children's books, but has other genres as well.
Organizers say the goal is to create more excitement about reading and provide easier access to books.
"The idea is that people in the community can use the library whenever they want to for free, they bring books that they don't need anymore, they put books in, they take a book that they want,” says Kelly Scheurich, a reading consultant at Nichols Elementary. “It's a community-based library where it's close to their houses, they don't need to travel far to get to a public library, and it's just free for everybody."
Teachers hope the Little Free Library will encourage students to read more with their families.