Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club Donates Little Free Library in Forsythe Park

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce a ribbon cutting for a Little Free Library in Forsythe Park, donated by the Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 10 am Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Forsythe Park (2300 Sycamore Street, Monroe, LA). All who attend are encouraged to wear your mask and practice social distancing.

Mayor Jamie Mayo comments, “The joy of reading is one that should be enjoyed by everyone. We are Monroe Proud to partner with the Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club and give our residents access to free books.”

Tammy Washington, Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club President, says, “The addition of the Little Free Library is our way of fostering the joy of reading throughout our community by providing a free and fun way to share books. Books will be routinely stocked with new and like new books for all ages to read for FREE. Readers can take a book, return a book, share a book and even keep the book, if they would really love to keep it to read over and over. We would also like to thank our supportive community members and our Mayor for embracing our efforts of promoting healthy literacy throughout our community. We give special thanks to the City of Monroe Parks and Recreation division for supporting our efforts. For more information the Little Free Library, please email us at ladylotusbookclub@gmail.com or call 318-557-4731.”

About the Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club

Founded in 2012, the Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club (Loving Others Through United Sisterhood) is a nonprofit organization composed of a group of women who share the joy of reading and engaging in monthly book reviews. It serves as an open forum for members to discuss literature, current events and social issues in a respectful and productive manner. Not only do we strive to seek other perspectives of the books we read; but we are on a mission to give back within our community. Some of those ways are:

  1. Awarding annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
  2. Volunteer reading to classes in Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, and local Charter and Private Schools.
  3. Providing support to families in need of food and necessities during the holidays.
  4. Supporting organizations and/or participating in events such as: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome, and other efforts that raise awareness about physical and mental health.