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Virginia College librarian advocates “little free libraries”

Nov 27, 2013

Lamont Pearson, Librarian for Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City

Lamont Pearson, Librarian for Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City, recently was part of a panel discussion at the 10th annual Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge. The panel topic was "Little Free Libraries in Louisiana."

An advocate of the growing cultural phenomenon called little free libraries (LFL)-mailbox-like libraries placed in residential and public venues-Mr. Lamont discussed how the movement can grow from Shreveport to other parts of Northwest Louisiana.

A native of south Mississippi, Mr. Pearson helped establish the Little Free Libraries of Shreveport community group. His love and appreciation of books and literacy is natural-he spent a decade as an English teacher. Prior to graduating with a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Alabama, Pearson worked at a public library in Mississippi.