The Little Red Bookshelf is an early literacy effort sponsored by the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) that places red bookshelves at key locations where children and families often visit. Shelves are filled with donated, new, or gently-used books in multiple languages for children ages birth to 5th grade.
Children can enjoy the books where they are and/or take a book home if they wish. The program aims to foster a love of reading and provide access to books for all children throughout the UWSWMN service area. The program was expanded last year throughout the United Way’s service area after it was inherited from another entity whose primary focus was Marshall.