- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Flint Zombie Walk will contribute funds raised in this year’s event to build little free libraries around the city.

Organizer Kristina Lakey told The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/1sWjFfu ) the libraries will be built, installed and filled with books in the spring. Flint residents can sign up to have one of the makeshift book receptacles in their yards, she said.

“If we could do 20, that would exceed my expectation, but as many as we can,” Lakey said. “There are a lot of neighborhoods in Flint where children don’t have access and we want them to have access to education and books.”

The little free libraries allow people to borrow, take and donate books. Between nine and 12 already exist in the area, according to Jodi Bufford, head of Genesee County Little Free Libraries.

“What is important to me about it is it supports not only literacy, but actual real books, which are kind of dying out these days as everything is going digital,” she said.

Bufford said she’s thrilled the Flint Zombie Walk chose little free libraries as this year’s cause.

The zombie-themed event is set to take place on Oct. 4 in downtown Flint.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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