Pick your library location
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff Counties residents are being encouraged to participate in a brief online survey aimed at choosing a location for the first official Little Free Library in the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry library system.
The poll (found at tiny.cc/g20o6y) lists three potential sites -- the Martintown Community Centre (South Glengarry), Matilda Hall (Brinston, South Dundas), and Newington Fire Hall (South Stormont). Survey participants can vote as often as they like. Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges around the world.
The libraries themselves are small book houses, constructed, installed and maintained by volunteer stewards, which, like other public book exchanges, allow passersby to take a book to read, or leave one for someone else to find and enjoy.
For a book exchange box to be registered, and legally use the Little Free Library brand name, stewards must purchase a finished book exchange, a kit or, for a DIY project, a charter sign, which contains the “Little Free Library” text and an official charter number. Registered Little Free Libraries can appear on the Little Free Library World Map, which lists locations with GPS coordinates and other information.
The first Little Free Library was erected in Hudson, Wis. in 2009.
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