The Washington Lands community recently celebrated the “Grand Opening” of its own Little Free Library.
The “Grand Opening” included a visit from the Cat in the Hat (Jeannie Blake, Marshall County Schools Literacy Facilitator) who read one of her favorite holiday stories. Students picked a book from the Little Free Library to read at home. Refreshments were served by Washington Lands Elementary School Pre-K Aide Colisia Huff, leader of the project.
The Little Free Library is located next to the Washington Lands Volunteer Fire Department. There is a box for children’s books and a box for adult books. The Little Free Library works off the “Take a Book; Leave a Book” lending philosophy. Community members are welcome to borrow and/or donate books.
Huff secured the boxes, books and the location for the library. She is excited to see children and adults are using the libraries. “I decided to have two boxes so families can experience the library together,” explained Huff. “A lot of times kids learn by example. When children see an adult getting a book out of the Little Free Library, they will want to get one too.”
In the library’s short existence, there have already been several donations made to the boxes. There are currently about 30 books in each box. Faculty, staff and students at Washington Lands Elementary School, along with community members, have begun sharing their favorite publications. Donations for the Washington Lands Little Free Library can be dropped off at the elementary school.
Even though the Little Library is located in Washington Lands, it is open to anyone who wants to use it. Everyone is invited to enjoy Marshall County’s newest Little Free Library.