New Lending Library at the Town Office!!

February 23, 2023

Thanks to the efforts of a local student working toward his Eagle Scout rank, the RSU #74 Community Literacy Team’s goal to build and install four little free libraries at different places around the district has finally come to fruition. Carrabec High School junior Devyn DeLeonardis from North Anson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 481, took on this project during the summer, and it has now completed it with the installation of the ‘lending library’ in Solon.

The Community Literacy Team started the project with grant money in the fall of 2019 to install these free book-sharing boxes where anyone can take a book or share a book. Community volunteer Adam Moore built four little free libraries for the team, and the plan was to paint them and install them at various places in the district so that community members could borrow and share books. But the pandemic interrupted those efforts, and the project was put on hold until Devyn picked it up last spring.

Devyn painted the four little free libraries, filled them with books and then built a fifth library. He secured permission to install them outside the First Congregational Church in North Anson, the Anson Town Office, the Embden Town Office, the New Portland Historical Society, and the Solon Town Office. These were installed over the summer and fall months.

We commend Devyn for his efforts and encourage community members to visit these new little free libraries placed throughout our communities. Information care of RSU #74 Facebook page.

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