Girl Scouts cre­ate Lit­tle Free Li­braries

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PRESTON — Ju­nior Girl Scout Troop 154 of Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay re­cently in­stalled four lit­tle free li­braries in Caro­line County to earn their Girl Scout Bronze award.

The Girl Scout Bronze award is the high­est-level award that a Ju­nior Girl Scout can re­ceive. Girl Scouts who want to earn a Bronze award must com­plete a Ju­nior level Girl Scout jour­ney, while serv­ing a need in their com­mu­nity.

To suc­cess­fully meet the pro­ject re­quire­ments of earn­ing their Girl Scout Bronze award, each scout must work a min­i­mum of 20 hours on their pro­ject.

The girls were in­spired by a free li­brary lo­cated at a park in Preston. They de­cided that their com­mu­nity’s ac­cess to free books needed more at­ten­tion.

Af­ter vis­it­ing and re­view­ing po­ten­tial free li­brary lo­ca­tions, Troop 154 had nar­rowed their op­tions down to the lo­ca­tions that have the high­est need for ac­cess to free books. Each girl will be re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing their li­braries, en­sur­ing they are well-stocked with var­i­ous book gen­res to sat­isfy all read­ers, and to keep them look­ing clean and pre­sentable. Troop 154 has col­lected books for over two years now.

Each Ju­nior Girl Scout has been as­signed their own li­brary lo­ca­tion. Olivia Fer­ris’s li­brary is at Seipps Field in Fed­er­als­burg, Hai­ley Hauf’s is at Chop­tank Ma­rina in Preston, Kaci Moore’s is at Har­mony Park in Preston, and DyAsia Thomp­son’s is at the Ma­rina Park in Fed­er­als­burg.

For any ques­tions about the pro­ject or to sup­port the work of Troop #154 please con­tact co-lead­ers Mona Fer­ris at 443-6702024 or Cleonda Thomp­son at 302-943-9096.

Girl Scout Olivia Fer­ris adds books to her new Lit­tle Free Li­brary at Seippes Field in Fed­er­als­burg.

From left, Kaci Moore in front of her Lit­tle Free Li­brary at Har­mony Park in Preston, poses with fel­low Ju­nior Girl Scouts Olivia Fer­ris and Hai­ley Hauf.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Girl Scout DyAsia Thomp­son poses next to her Lit­tle Free Li­brary at Fed­er­als­burg Ma­rina.

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