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The POP Project shares books with Buncombe County students

An Asheville nonprofit is getting books into the hands of Buncombe County students. And its "little libraries" are popping up everywhere. (Photo credit; WLOS staff)

An Asheville nonprofit is getting books into the hands of Buncombe County students. And its "little libraries" are popping up everywhere.

The POP Project collects secondhand books to be redistributed, primarily within communities in Western North Carolina that would benefit from a greater access to books. Volunteers make sure the books go into shelters, churches and schools.

Students at Leicester Elementary School have been checking out some of the books at the little library in front of the school.

"Well, I like to read all books that are kids, Kaylin, a kindergartner, said. "I even have a book shelf at my house."

The kids can take a book, read it and then return it. Or keep they can keep it.

"Well, I like to learn things about experiencing things that are imaginary," Paislee, a kindergartner, said.

Folks with the POP program said there is always a need for more books, drivers and volunteers to distribute the books and places to put them.

"So, that's why we keep asking the public, if you have some property ... that's well traveled and would love a box, contact us. We're easy to get in touch with," POP Project's Jim

Mackenzie said.

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