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Case HS Student Builds, Donates Little Free Libraries to Elementary Schools

02/18/2020

Case High School student Reese Rognsvoog is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. And through this process, two elementary schools, The R.E.A.L. School and the Veterans Outreach Center of Wisconsin are benefitting!

For his Eagle Scout project, the Case High School senior decided to spread his love of reading to others by building Little Free Libraries. The libraries, made from recycled newspaper dispensers, were customized for each school and are being delivered this week.

On Tuesday, Rognsvoog and his mom and dad delivered the first Little Free Library to Knapp Elementary School. Within minutes, students were already swarming the dispenser checking out the books.

"I thought it was going to take a few days to catch on," Rognsvoog said as he watched the students smile at his project. "It was really cool to see them already taking advantage of it and getting excited about reading."

Rognsvoog partnered with RUSD, the Racine Public Library and the Journal Times to make his dream a reality.

He hopes other potential Eagle Scouts continue his project until every RUSD has one on their main office.