Little Free Library To Open In Rice

Published 3:32 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Friends of the Farmville/PE Community Library will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jenkins Blue and Gray in Rice on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for its Little Free Library Project. The project was approved by the Friends Board in April 2014 and a board committee met with Dakota Jenkins to seek permission to site the Little Free Library at the Blue and Gray. Jenkins graciously agreed to the project and a kit was ordered to build the Little Free Library.

The goal of the project is to be a source of reading materials for the un-served and under-served in the county. The Little Free Library will be filled with books and is based upon the honor system of “take a book, leave a book.” The Friends of the Library will keep it filled with adult and children’s fiction and non-fictional books as well as the Farmville Library’s monthly newsletter and other library related information about computer classes, or adult, teen and children’s activities taking place at the library.

There are no “rules” as such for making use of the Little Free Library. There are no fines or fees connected with the talking of a book. If one wishes they may leave a book in its place, provided that the book they are leaving is undamaged and without yellowed pages and is a book that is fiction, non-fiction or a cookbook (no textbooks, coffee table books, etc.) Items like business brochures, business cards, or promotional materials will not be permitted.

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The Friends of the Library will routinely check the Little Free Library to ensure that it remains tidy and filled with appropriate reading materials.

This is a pilot project to test the hoped for success, of the Little Free Library. If successful, the Friends will then consider placing additional Little Free Libraries in other sectors of the county such as Prospect, Green Bay, or Worsham.