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Project Aims To Bring 100 Tiny Libraries To Porterville

Kristy Noble
Tiny library outside the Porterville home of Kristy Noble

Next week marks the one year anniversary of the fire in Porterville that destroyed the city’s public library and took the lives of firefighter Patrick Jones and Fire Captain Raymond Figueroa. It was a tragedy that shook the community and left its residents without the many resources a library provides. But a group of community members have launched a project to fill part of that void. Tim and Janet Baker, along with their neighbor Kristy Noble, have started the Porterville Little Library Initiative, an effort to dot the town with 100 little libraries, giving children and adults more access to books while they wait for the library to be rebuilt. Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with them about the project.

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.
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