Second ‘Little Free Library’ at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex | THE DAILY HERALD

CAY HILL–Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset launched its second Little Free Library recently at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex in the presence of National Sports Institute Director Maikel Cornet and members of the club.

The concept of the Little Free Library was initially introduced by Rotarian Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2009 and the idea quickly spread throughout thousands of communities in the United States, with the goal of creating awareness on the importance of literacy.

The Little Free Library is not new for the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, as Rotary Sunset introduced the first Little Free Library on the Marigot Waterfront in December. The objective of the Little Free Library is mainly to encourage more reading and to promote literacy throughout the community. The Little Free Library was sponsored by Loumi Administrative NV Managing Director Michelette Boasman, a Rotarian, who expressed her gratitude to the club for allowing the opportunity to give back to the community.

“One of the best ways to help our community is by giving back. It is my pleasure to be able to donate this little library, which members of the community, both young and old, can benefit from. Raoul Illidge seemed like the ideal location to install the library, as the location is easily accessible to all. There is also a daily flow of students and parents alike that can utilise the reading material. I would like to encourage parents and students to take a book, leave a book, and read, ”Boasman said.

Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset encourages the public to stop by any of the three little libraries on the island, take a book and leave a book. Community members are urged to donate books they are no longer using to either of the club’s little libraries.

The club thanked Loumi Administrative NV for the generous donation, as well as the director and members of National Sports Institute, and by extension Raoul Illidge Sports Complex, for their support.

Persons interested in sponsoring a Little Free Library can contact the club at

Source: The Daily Herald