Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1147 recently planned a community project and members decided to use some of their Girl Scout cookie proceeds to build a Free Little Library to encourage reading among children and adults.
The library is stocked with books which are donated by the girls as well as people all over our community. The girls decided there was a need to have a library close to the schools, so children can “check out” a book all hours of the day. The Little Library is located at Richard Walkers office, which is on 23rd Street.
The Little Library box was built by Jerry Lanier and scouts painted and decorated the box. There is a wide variety of books to choose from, including children and adult books, Bibles, Missionary books, just to name a few.
“We want the community to know about our Free Little Library,” members said.
The whole purpose is to take a book, return the book or donate a different book in its place. The best part, according to the troop members, is, this is all free and there are no late fees. The girls have already planned to use more of their cookie money to build another Free Little Library to donate to Pleasant Valley Hospital’s children’s department.