Dort Federal Credit Union Installs Little Free Library At Berston Field House



Laura Cipielewski

Marketing Director

Dort Federal Credit Union






GRAND BLANC, MI-  Dort Federal Credit Union installed a “Free Little Library” book house inside of Berston Field House on Monday January 8, 2018. The Flint Area Credit Unions received a grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to help promote literacy in Genesee and Shiawassee counties. The Genesee Career Institute Construction Trades built the twelve book houses. Mott Community College Fabrication Lab made the signage for the “Free Little Libraries” to be installed in area parks.


What makes the Berston Field House “Free Little Library” unique is the fact that it is indoors. The other credit union sponsored houses are installed outdoors on a sturdy post. Dort Federal Credit Union had to coordinate with Genesee Career Institute Construction Trades, instructor Craig Sweesy and his students, to build a special table for the book house to sit on. The employees of Dort Federal Credit Union will be responsible to replenish the books. Children may take a book to read and when they are finished they are encouraged to return the book. Each child is asked to initial the inside cover creating a history of how many children read and shared a book. “This truly speaks to the credit union spirit of cooperation and our philosophy of People Helping People” said Vicki Hawkins, President and CEO of Dort Federal Credit Union.


About Dort Federal Credit Union

Dort Federal Credit Union serves more than 80,000 members and currently has seven locations in and around the Greater Flint area. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships, or volunteers in Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee County, or Deerfield and Tyrone Townships in Livingston County. Visit dortonline.org for more information or call 800-521-3796.

Photo (l to r): Valorie Horton, Board President for The Friends of Berston, Bryant Nolden, Executive Director, Friends of Berston, Nigel Tate, student Genesee Career Institute Construction Trades, Nicole Sterling, Community Relations Coordinator Dort Federal Credit Union, and Vicki Hawkins, President and CEO Dort Federal Credit Union.