Did You Know Santa Fe College Has a Little Free Library?

Did You Know Santa Fe College Has a Little Free Library?

Santa Fe College's Clock Tower on the Northwest Campus.

October 31, 2023 – If you walk by Building B on Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus, make sure you pass by the south side. You’ll see a white box with a blue door and matching gabled roof perched on a wooden post. It looks like a tiny house. Inside are someone’s favorite – or not-so-favorite – books. You might have seen something similar around town or online.

Volunteers from SF’s Student Builders Association built the Little Free Library on behalf of the English department as a memorial for Dr. Richard Dickson. The long-time SF faculty member died on Aug. 31, 2021. The Little Free Library was unveiled earlier this year.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization striving to expand book access for everyone via a vast collection of volunteer-led book-exchange boxes. The organization invites readers to “Take a book. Share a book.” Students and staff are encouraged to do just that.

Richard Dickson Memorial Library #169362, as it’s known on Little Free Library’s website, is just a small monument to SF’s ongoing drive to foster personal and community enrichment.

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