How a refurbished cargo container is providing free summer fun to Ohio families

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Ohio — Three summers ago, the Lorain Public Library system introduced its most unique branch yet: The Little Library on the Lake.

It is a remolded 20-foot long, 8-foot wide, 9-foot tall refurbished cargo container.

Instead of checking out books, families are able to rent fun beach activities for free, like bikes, giant connect four, horse shoes, frisbees, jump ropes and much more.

Stephanie Brown helped open the lake library in 2020.

“Maybe some of the equipment is expensive, which is a barrier to entry for some people. Well, we can provide that so they can use it,” Brown explained. “Maybe some people just don’t want to haul down cornhole to the beach, so we make that easy for them.”

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