GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services is looking for artists to design and paint outdoor book exchange libraries.

The Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services works to provide services and facilitate collaboration that improves the well-being of the Gwinnett County community, according to their website.

The Coalition is launching the G.R.E.AT. (Gwinnett Exchange and Art Transforms) Little Minds program in partnership with the Hudgens Center for Art & Learning to inspire the love of reading, provide access to early learning children’s books, and encourage an appreciation for public art in Gwinnett County.

The G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds program is similar to the “Little Free Library” project, which is a national book exchange project.

Gwinnett County businesses and individuals will sponsor these free book exchanges to help increase free access to learning material for young children and their families. 

Each selected artist will be provided with a pre-built book exchange to serve as their initial canvas. They may choose to construct their own version of a book exchange as long as the design follows size, weatherproofing, and construction standards

“It is undeniable that artists will have long-lasting community impact on transforming these book exchanges into inspiring works of art,” Ellen Gerstein, Gwinnett Coalition’s executive director said.

For more information, contact Katie Gill at

Artists have Dec.9-Jan.21 to complete the works of art. Art submissions will be accepted until Nov. 22 via an online application.

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