The Blue Water Reading Council is an organization of educators and other community members dedicated to promoting literacy in the area, and, according to St. Clair County RESA, the organization is about to turn over about 2 dozen ‘little red libraries’ to their adoptive homes throughout St. Clair County. Vicki Les, RESA English consultant, said the libraries were built by students in the Construction Trades program at TEC using materials purchased by the council.
The libraries’ new homes include schools, community agencies, and private businesses. The reading council will “seed” each library with books with the idea that anyone can take a book, or add a book, at their convenience. In addition to this project, the Reading Council offers training opportunities to educators, cooperates on literacy issues with other local organizations, and helps provide books and reading materials to local schools and students.