News Release, Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission

Southern Maryland Meats (SMM), a program of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), has built100 Little Free Libraries and will be installing them, once it is safe to do so,throughout the Southern Maryland region of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties.

Little Free Library (LFL) is a worldwide non-profit organization that increases access to books through the creation of book-sharing boxes. These libraries are housed in parks, playgrounds, neighborhood common areas, on school grounds, at government buildings, at farmer’s markets, and other regional public/private venues in order to boost community involvement with the intention of inspiring readers. To date, there are more than 90,000 libraries globally.

The Southern Maryland Meat’s Little Free Libraries will be stamped with the SMM logo and constructed in the shape of little red barns. They are designed in a way that encourages awareness of the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives, as well as to promote the Southern Maryland Meats livestock producers, and to provide free reading materials to the community.

Southern Maryland Meats is looking for groups or individuals to host libraries throughout the Southern Maryland region such as parks, communities, and other public/private venues. Please send location ideas to Rachel Norris (240)528-8850 ext. 306, or email:

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