A ‘Little Free Library’ has been installed at Colwell Park on Running Creek Drive in Wallaceburg.
“The little free library will be open to the public,” the group who spearheaded the initiative posted on their Facebook page.
“Please feel free to leave/share/exchange books. If there’s no room in the library, please feel free to privately message. If you feel more comfortable to leave books in a plastic bag for caution due to COVID-19, a recommendation would be to leave it in a clear bag for an individual to browse.”
The group added: “The library does have a clear window, so the library will have heat and sun exposure. In addition, the library will have a leash hook for your furry friends.”
Wallaceburg Councillor Aaron Hall called The Little Free Library “an excellent addition” to the community.
“Huge thanks to Wallaceburg residents Jessica D’Felio and her husband Cuyler Flynn for spearheading this initiative and donating it for everyone to enjoy,” Hall posted on social media.
“Special thanks to Jessica’s father Edward as well, who donated money to make the purchase. Also, thanks to Jane McGee and the Parks and Recreation staff with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for their work in bringing the initiative to fruition.”
Hall said D’Felio painted the Little Free Library the same blue as Wallaceburg’s splash pad and the paint was purchased from Duchene Paint & Accent Alley in Wallaceburg.
Hall added it is licensed with the Little Free Library organization and has charter #96460 assigned to it.
“Jessica says she hopes the new addition will help promote literacy in our community,” Hall said.
“It looks great and it already has some books dropped off in it as well. A simple, thoughtful, community-driven initiative. Well done.”
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world, their website states.
Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
To learn more about Little Free Library, click here: https://littlefreelibrary.org/