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