(9-7-17) NEPTUNE. OHIO – The Mercer County District Library is pleased to announce the placement of its second “Little Free Library” with the help of Haley Siegrist. As part of her Girl Scout Gold project, she planned, built and placed the “Little Free Library” at the Centerview Park in Neptune.
The Mercer County District Library continues to look for ways to better expand their reach to smaller rural areas outside of Celina and after the placement of its first Little Free Library in Zuma in 2015, were happy to support Haley’s project.
Elizabeth Muether, Mercer County Library Director
“When Haley approached us for an idea for her Girl Scout Gold Project we were excited she would be able to expand our Little Free Libraries. We are grateful to Haley for her hard work.”
Haley’s Little Free Library will be stocked with donated books from the Mercer County District Library as well as books Haley has collected. When visitors take a book they are encouraged to leave a book in its place. Muether plans to monitor the little library and stock it as needed. A “Grand Opening” event is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The Little Free Library in Centerview Park is part of a worldwide book exchange. According to their website (www.littlefreelibrary.org), their mission is:
“To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide… There are over 40,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing over 1 million books annually.”
Muether hopes to partner with other individuals and organizations to build more Little Free Libraries in Mercer County. If you are interested or want more information, contact her at the Mercer County District Library or visit MercerLibrary.org/LittleFree