Little Free Library Pops Up in Montgomery


MONTGOMERY, N.Y. – In efforts to promote literacy and the love of reading, Montgomery Montessori School and Walden Savings Bank are pleased to announce their stewardship of the second Little Free Library in the Village of Montgomery.

As a steward of a Little Free Library, Montgomery Montessori School and Walden Savings Bank’s primary role is to care for the library so that it becomes and continues a long life as a vital, engaging resource for the neighborhood or community.

"It's great to promote reading and the more you can encourage people to read, the better,” said Walden Savings Bank President and CEO Derrik Wynkoop. “The Village of Montgomery is an ideal walking community for Little Free Libraries and we are proud to be part of the growing system of Little Free Libraries around the world.”

A Little Free library is a “take a book, return a book” place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories without having to go to a traditional library. With this free book exchange, the community may stop by and pick up a book and leave another book to share. The new wooden structure is mounted in two locations on Clinton Street in front of Montgomery Montessori School and on Route 211 by Walden Savings Bank.

The Little Free Library is a movement started by co-founders, Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, in 2010 and has grown to include little libraries in most states and dozens of countries. The mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.

About Walden Savings Bank

Walden Savings Bank, established in 1872, is a federal chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Montgomery, N.Y. With a total of 11 full-service branches serving Orange and Ulster Counties, the Bank’s progressive style of community banking provides products that cater to both the individual and the growing mid-size business. In addition, Walden Investment Services, located at Walden Savings Bank, offers personalized advice for financial planning. To learn more about the Bank and its products and services, visit their website at