Woolford Little Free Library … ‘Take a Book, Return a Book’

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Special to Dorchester Banner/Lynn Hutchison A group of Woolford residents put together the Woolford Little Free Library.

WOOLFORD — On Aug. 23, a group of Woolford adults and children met to dedicate and bless a book exchange in their community — Woolford Little Free Library. The library is located at the Woolford General Store (1614 Taylors Island Road) it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it is free!! All are welcomed to visit!

The Woolford Little Free Library was a project for the community, by the community. All participants are Woolford residents. Carl and Florence Christiansen took on the task of designing and building a unit to house cupboards donated by neighbors, Lee and Pam Norwind. Carla Huber, talented local artist, drew a beautiful collection of shore highlights, to be painted by local children. Helen Hutchison, Kane Schwarz, Alexandra Schwarz and Jenna Linthicum then added the color and flair as seen through their eyes.

Eddie Bramble of the Woolford General Store, graciously accepted the request for his business to host the space for the literacy project. Steve and Debbie White will act as stewards of the Little Free Library. Friends and neighbors of Milton United Methodist Church have come together to donate books to get started. They are working to keep a Bible on the shelves at all times.

The Woolford Little Free Library is registered and is one of 25,000 such chartered exchanges around the world. They can be found in all 50 states and over 70 countriesTo date, 35 million books have been exchanged through Little Free Libraries. Todd H. Bol is the creator of the Little Free Library concept. Bol’s vision for an accelerated expansion came as a result of giving away 30 Little Free Libraries in 2010 and watching them multiply!

More information to start your own Little Free Library can be found at littlefreelibrary.org.

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