Merina to Head LFL Board
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has elected Anita Merina as chair of its national board of directors. Merina, who has served on the board since 2015, succeeds retiring chair Monnie McMahon. Merina is the former director of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program and helped create the organization’s Books Across America school library grants program, Youth Leaders for Literacy program, Get a Kick Out of Reading program, a partnership with Major League Soccer. She is a former board member of the Reading Connection, helping at-risk children and families in Washington, D.C., and a contributing writer to Books Kids Will Talk About and co-editor of Philippine American Short Stories.