Pictured is Boy Scout, Nathan Howe and Keshia Willmann, St. Henry Library Branch Manager

(5-14-18) The St. Henry Branch of the Mercer County District Library is proud to announce the opening of the newest Little Free Library throughout Mercer County. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Nathan Howe, built, planned and placed the Little Free Library at Burkettsville Park.

Keshia Willmann, Branch Manger

“As a branch, we were very excited that Nathan was willing to help us in our endeavor of creating our first Little Free Library,”

Nathan’s Little Free Library will be stocked with books that have been donated to the St. Henry Library. The idea behind Little Free Libraries is to provide easy access to books for communities in which a physical library is not within walking distance. Visitors are encouraged to take a book, and to leave a different book in its place. Willmann plans to monitor the library and to stock it as needed. If you are interested in establishing a Little Free Library throughout the St. Henry area or want more information, contact her at the St. Henry Library.

The Little Free Library in Burketsville Park is part of a worldwide book exchange. According to their website (, their mission is:

“To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide… There are over 65,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing millions of books annually.”