Pick your li­brary lo­ca­tion

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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.

RICHARD MAHONEY PHOTO

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