Soaring Stars

Little Free Library, permanently installed by the Soaring Stars program in Cuylerville, NY.

SUNY Geneseo’s Soaring Stars Program permanently installed a Little Library display at the entrance to the Greenway in Cuylerville last summer. Soaring Stars uses inquiry-based STEAM learning to promote self-confidence and academic growth among rural, economically disadvantaged youth.

This was the second Little Free Library created by Geneseo’s Soaring Stars students. The first was installed at the entrance to the Livonia Central School in 2019. Students in the program used this project as their community service project of the year.

In addition to the Cuylerville Little Free Library, field guides and bookmarks were placed inside of it. Soaring Stars students crafted a "story walk" of a story  created by the students and was displayed along the Greenway for the community to read as they wandered along the path. This installation was temporarily set up from August 2– 9.

This year’s Little Library was spearheaded by Geneseo School of Education alumna and Letchworth Central School District teacher Sarah Hill Stone ’12, ’16 MSEd. It was made possible by support from the United Way of Rochester and the Finger Lakes, EnCompass, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.