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Young professionals go wild making tiny lending libraries: Creative miniature houses to help kids

Young professionals go wild making creative, tiny lending libraries

5 Aaron Pelletier, from left, Diana Dao and Britni Keth at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Aaron Pelletier, from left, Diana Dao and Britni Keth. Photo by Tish Cowan
17 A “Monster’s Inc.” themed tiny library at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
A Monster’s Inc.-themed tiny library. Photo by Tish Cowan
2 Kaci Bramhall, left, and Lisa Jett at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Kaci Bramhall, left, and Lisa Jett. Photo by Tish Cowan
1 Beau Burgin, left, and Evan Kuterbach at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Beau Burgin, left, and Evan Kuterbach. Photo by Tish Cowan
3 Scott Luettgen, from left, Stephanie Bension and Max Levy at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Scott Luettgen, from left, Stephanie Bension and Max Levy. Photo by Tish Cowan
19 Britni Keith, from left, Aaron Pelletier and Diana Dao at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Britni Keith, from left, Aaron Pelletier and Diana Dao. Photo by Tish Cowan
4 Eliza Horn, left, and Ashton Becker at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Eliza Horn, left, and Ashton Becker. Photo by Tish Cowan
16 LINC member at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
Attention to details. Photo by Tish Cowan
14 A group of LINC members get to work by building the tiny library at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
LINC members at work. Photo by Tish Cowan
13 The decorations table. at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
The decorations table. Photo by Tish Cowan
5 Aaron Pelletier, from left, Diana Dao and Britni Keth at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
17 A “Monster’s Inc.” themed tiny library at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
2 Kaci Bramhall, left, and Lisa Jett at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
1 Beau Burgin, left, and Evan Kuterbach at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
3 Scott Luettgen, from left, Stephanie Bension and Max Levy at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
19 Britni Keith, from left, Aaron Pelletier and Diana Dao at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
4 Eliza Horn, left, and Ashton Becker at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
16 LINC member at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
14 A group of LINC members get to work by building the tiny library at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014
13 The decorations table. at young professionals build Tiny Libraries September 2014

What: United Way of Greater Houston's young professionals group Tiny Libraries bash.

Where: United Way headquarters on Waugh Drive.

The 411: Close to 100 members of the United Way's newest donor group, Lead.Impact.Network.Change or LINC, gathered to test their talents at house painting, albeit miniature houses that will serve as Tiny Libraries, filled with children's books, to be located in low-income neighborhoods across the city. The whimsical structures, resembling giant birdhouses, will contain some 50 books for what the United Way describes as "a self-serve, take one, leave one lending library concept."

Once the Tiny Libraries are placed at United Way-affiliated agencies and elementary schools, they will be photographed with the images posted on LINC's social media accounts so that fans can vote for their favorite.

Who: Beau Burgin, Evan Kuterbach, Kaci Bramhall, Lisa Jett, Scott Luettgen, Eliza Horn, Max Levy, Ashton Becker, Aaron Pelletier, Stephanie Bension, Britni Keith and Diana Dao.