Wallkill Valley FBLA builds little library

Hamburg. Future Business Leaders of America members construct a little free library in the parking lot of the Hamburg Municipal Building.

07 Oct 2019 | 02:31

Members of the Future Business Leaders of America from Wallkill Valley Regional High School recently completed a community service project.

Wallkill Valley’s FBLA constructed a Little Free Library in the vicinity of the Hamburg Municipal Building parking lot. The club’s president, Riley Cunniffe, vice-president John Spadora and community service vice president Danielle Fetzner struggled in a steady rain after school to set up the library box container.

Club adviser Carol Jurkouich became interested in the Little Free Library when she experienced it in Florida and shared the idea with the club members. The students took the reins and got the job done.

"Books are suitable for adults and children,” said Cunniffe.

The various fiction and non-fiction books were donated by the high school’s English Honors Society.

The Little Free Library is a nationwide non- profit organization with the motto, Take a Book, Leave a Book, Read a Book. According to the organization’s website, academically children growing up in homes without books are on average three years behind children in homes with many books.

FBLA advisor Carol Jurkouich said she is extremely proud of her students for making this important project happen to benefit all of the community.