Little Libraries coming to Campbell County

Apr 17, 2015

The theme of Danielle Heiert's little library is of Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series. She is planning to put it at A.J. Jolley Park in Alexandria.
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Campbell County is joining in the Little Library craze.

Forty shelters for free books will soon begin popping up around the county thanks to a program from the public library. Community members could buy the boxes for ten dollars and then were asked to decorate them. They're often placed in neighborhoods or outside someone's home.

Council member Ryan Salzman helped get Bellevue involved. He thinks it's the simplicity that draws people to the Little Libraries.

"This idea that you would have something that's kind of mailbox size that's usually sitting in front of a home or maybe a business or sometimes a park... and that you would walk buy them and there would be books available to essentially trade out or check out," he says.

The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library offers free books to add to Little Library collections.

Community members decorated the boxes. There's a kickoff party with judging and prizes for the best designs. It's Friday at 6 p.m. at the Newport library.

Danielle Heiert chose Little Libraries as her Gold Award project for Girl Scouts.
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