News Release

For release July 12, 2017

A Little Free Library is coming to Post Avenue

[Erie PA] For her 68th birthday, Andrea Reynolds will give her neighborhood the gift of a Little Free Library. It's a box on a post filled with books. The idea is for anyone to take a free book to read, then replace with a book. There's no fee and no checkout system. The wooden box will be painted gray with a red door to match the bungalow where it will stand at 3521 Post Avenue (16508).

"Books were my escape from an unhappy life as a child in Erie. Inspired by reading, I not only became a published writer, but I've traveled as far as Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, and lived in London, England and Toronto, Canada. I hope my Little Free Library will inspire kids, joggers, dog walkers, and cyclists to stop, pick up a book, and consider new ideas and vistas."

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About Andrea Reynolds
After a 10-year absence from writing (and earning income), Reynolds is ready to return to writing and publishing more nonfiction books. Without the benefit of Social Security or Medicare, Reynolds will again write and edit manuscripts for other authors. "Having three dozen short tips books under my belt, I have three or four more books to write. Plus, I inherited my mother's unpublished, 'racy' novel and my father's box of World War II letters home from the Pacific which I'll publish. And one day I'll write about my experience as a witness to the shooting of my fellow students at Kent State on May 4, 1970."

She is the author of such little books as
JumpStart Your Creative Genius and OutSmarting Sweetheart Swindlers. She welcomes invitations to speak about critical thinking skills at colleges, companies, conferences and schools. Her website is AndreaReynolds.com and she can be found on Facebook, and sometimes Twitter.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing and communication from Kent State University (OH). Along the way she attended Hiram College (OH), Edinboro University (PA), University of Oxford (UK), Fashion Institute of Technology (NY), University of Toronto (CA), and Ryerson University (CA).


About 3521 Post Avenue
In late 2013, Reynolds bought the 102-year-old bungalow across the street from her house, to renovate. When her own house sold, she moved into the unfinished house on May 30, 2017 despite it still needing paint, flooring, and bathroom fixtures. She invested all her retirement savings in the house to make it attractive and livable. It has 20 new windows, a new mudroom, new gutters, new laminate floors, quartz kitchen countertops, a new granite-look tub, 3 new toilets, 3 new sinks, a deep, stainless kitchen sink, and tasteful paint colors.

When Reynolds sells the bungalow, the Little Free Library comes as a bonus.

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