Community Partners: Laundromat Library League

Laundromat Library League

Greenville and Vandalia Laundromats

Locally, Kim Peppler has been putting out books every other week to laundromats in Vandalia and Greenville.  You can donate books, volunteer or get more information through their Facebook page linked below.
Since 2020, we have provided more than 15,000 books for children aged birth to 18 to enjoy while at the laundromat or to take home and read. We currently have libraries at four laundromats – two in Greenville and two in Vandalia.
Click below to hear our spotlight on the Bond-Fayette Laundromat Library:
More information on the organization locally and nationally
The Laundromat Library League makes children’s books available to children who have little or no access to books at home.  We place them in laundromats and similar sites in which children and caregivers spend time waiting.  Children and caregivers are invited to enjoy a book, take it home, and eventually pass it on to another child.
The Laundromat Library League (LLL) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children’s books to children, primarily by placing them in laundromats. As of August 2023, the LLL had over 265 distribution sites –in 35 states. The LLL delivers or mails books at no charge to the laundromat or to the volunteer that stewards the site. When appropriate, LLL leaders mentor volunteers at distant sites to enable them eventually to obtain funding and/or donated books from local sources.
The LLL has an all-volunteer network of over 865 people contributing in some way.  Volunteers range in age from 8 to almost 90. Some deliver books to laundromats or monitor a site twice a month. Others hold book drives or organize books into the sets of 60 that we place in a site. Each set of 60 books has the full range of levels—from toddler to teen, fiction and non-fiction. 

Click HERE to visit the Bond-Fayette Laundromat Libraries page on Facebook!

Click below to hear our Public Affairs program, featuring Kim and the Laundromat Library:

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