Free Little Library installed inside Berston Field House sponsored By Dort Federal Credit Union
GRAND BLANC, MI (January 12, 2018) — Dort Federal Credit Union installed a “Free Little Library” book house inside of Berston Field House on Monday January 8, 2018. The Flint Area Credit Unions received a grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to help promote literacy in Genesee and Shiawassee counties. The Genesee Career Institute Construction Tradesbuilt the twelve book houses. Mott Community College Fabrication Lab made the signagefor the “Free Little Libraries” to be installed in area parks.
What makes the Berston Field House “Free Little Library” unique is the fact that it is indoors.The other credit union sponsored houses are installed outdoors on a sturdy post. Dort Federal Credit Union had to coordinate with Genesee Career Institute Construction Trades, instructor Craig Sweesy and his students, to build a special table for the book house to sit on. The employees of Dort Federal Credit Union will be responsible to replenish the books. Children may take a book to read and when they are finished they are encouraged to return the book. Each child is asked to initial the inside cover creating a history of how many children read and shared a book. “This truly speaks to the credit union spirit of cooperation and our philosophy of People Helping People” said Vicki Hawkins, President and CEO of Dort Federal Credit Union.
About Dort Financial Credit Union
Founded in 1951, Dort Financial Credit Union serves more than 100,000 members, with assets over $1.4 billion and ten locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in the state of Michigan. The credit union offers comprehensive financial services, including auto loans, mortgages, high-interest checking accounts and much more. Learn more at dortonline.org or by calling 800-521-3796.