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Grand Opening! Gainesville’s Own “Little Free Library”

Last June, our West Virginian volunteer, Oliver Crawford, made a long term dream come true.  He built a free little library for our parking lot oasis!

Little Free Libraries are a place neighbors can share their favorite literature and stories. As the sign says, “Take a book, leave a book.” What a nice way to connect people over a good book! And it’s just perfect with the beautiful painted park bench (thanks to Mary Peer, and Gloria and Clayton Grady-Schmidt) and Maggi’s lovely butterfly flower donation.

Do you have a favorite book you would like to donate? If so, just drop it by the Green House between 6:30-8pm on Sunday, Monday, or Thursday evenings, or anytime we are open for an event (see our schedule for this week).  We have bookplates for you to fill out with your first name and a sentence or two about why you liked the book. Or you can download your own here.
Also, we may have the only solar-powered library in the country. Oliver installed a solar panel on the roof which lights up the library for a few hours after dark!
Little Free Library and Oliver

Oliver with the Free Little Library he built–Thank you, Oliver!