The Little Red Bookshelf is an early literacy effort sponsored by 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.
TAKE. READ.SHARE. Children can enjoy the books where they are or take a book home to use. The program aims to foster a love of reading and provide access to books for all children. We currently sponsor 40 shelves in 19 communities throughout southwest Minnesota.