NHL’s Washington Capitals Launch Little Free Library

By Sarah Nelson

The Washington Capitals have started a Little Free Library book-sharing box in the lobby at MedStar Capitals Iceplex (MCI) in Arlington, VA. The Capitals-themed book-sharing box launched with various hockey titles as well as books identified by select Capitals players as a recent read or favorite book. It also includes titles written by Capitals alumni. Part of the organization’s Caps in School program, the library includes books for all age ranges. 

Washington Capitals player Dylan Strome visits the Little Free Library with his daughter Weslie.

“We are thrilled to see the Washington Capitals join the Little Free Library network as part of their Caps in School Reading program,” says Little Free Library Executive Director Greig Metzger. “Strong reading skills foster academic success, and access to books is a critical prerequisite in the process.”

The Capitals Little Free Library was painted by D.C.-based artist Taylor Kampa Olson. The library is a Double Door Cottage.

The Capitals are the first NHL team to launch a Little Free Library. The Little Free Library is an extension of the Caps in School Reading Program, which is designed to encourage students to add more reading to their daily activity. The goal of the Capitals Little Free Library is to provide book access to all Caps fans and MedStar Capitals Iceplex community members and contribute to their reading activity.

Learn more about starting a Little Free Library of your own, or find a Little Free Library near you!

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