Former newspaper machines are now putting the written word in the hands of a new generation of readers, thanks to the efforts of John Moak Scarbrough. Last summer, the Jackson Academy freshman began working on a community service project, a requirement for Eagle Scout hopefuls. His family’s support of Friends of Children’s Hospital brought him to tour Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center to look for ways to help. Last month, he and his dad delivered six newspaper vending machines, donated by the Clarion-Ledger, that they’d refurbished into Little Free Libraries.
John Moak Scarbrough, with his father, John.