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Students at a Rapid City school open a little library

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Students at a Rapid City school want to encourage people to read. To accomplish that they are offering a little help. On Tuesday, students and teachers at the Children's House Montessori School opened a Little Free Library.

It's a worldwide program, but the third one in South Dakota. The other little libraries in South Dakota are in Sisseton and Hill City at the Newton Fork Ranch. Schools, groups, or organizations build a little library and anyone can take a book and then leave a book. Students and teachers say it's a great way to help the community get excited about reading.

"So the kids were the ones that decided they wanted to have a Little Free Library. They brought different ideas to the table and they wanted to have this because they thought it would engage the community, and also they wanted to share their love of reading," said Janell Jewett, of the Children's House Montessori.

"It's kind of like a library. You can go in there and see if there are any interesting books to read," said fifth grader Elizabeth Carlisle.

Teachers say the goal is to build a Little Free Library every year, each to be placed around Rapid City.

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