FFA is a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The Miami East High School FFA chapter in Casstown, Ohio, recently won a very special award for their Little Free Library project.

Last spring, 22 high school students and members of the Miami East FFA chapter decided to create seven Little Free Libraries for their community. They turned old metal newspaper boxes into Little Free Libraries and placed them throughout the Miami East School District, in locations like public parks and baseball fields.

The book-sharing boxes were filled with books received through community donations and a grant from the national FFA organization. Each Library is regularly restocked with books, and each one is registered and listed on Little Free Library’s world map.

At the 91st National FFA Convention, the students from Miami East were recognized as one of the Top 10 Chapters in the country out of over 8,500 chapters! They were recognized on stage and got to spread the word about Little Free Library book-sharing boxes and how they can improve a community.

If you’re looking for a community service project, consider starting one or more Little Free Libraries for your town! Here’s how to start a Little Free Library.

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