New Little Free Library opens

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Friends of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for a new Little Free Library at the Worsham Grocery on Route 15 South.

The site was suggested by Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors Hampden Representative Dr. Odessa Pride and approved by the friends board, which ordered a Little Free Library kit for the site.

Danny Morton built the base and installed the Little Free Library at the Worsham Grocery. This is the fourth Little Free Library that the Friends of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library have placed within the county. The other locations are Rice, Prospect and Meherrin.

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The goal of the project is provide reading materials for the unserved and underserved in the county.

The Little Free Library will be filled with books and is based on 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-fiction books as well as the 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 for making use of the Little Free Library. There are no fines or fees connected with the taking 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, nonfiction or a cookbook (no textbooks, coffee table books, etc.). Items, such as business brochures, business cards or promotional materials, will not be permitted.