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Please visit the newly-installed Little Free Library at 3100 DeSoto St. Take a book, bring a book or just come by and check out our new neighborhood book exchange!
Linda and Lee Prout and their wonderful Boy Scout crew erect the post for the Little Free Library
Please visit below to learn more about the “Little Free Library” program.
Back in early March, Bill & Melissa Dalton took action after reading a message on the Faubourg St. John yahoo group about the Little Free Library program and an opportunity to win one.
My wife put together the one page flyer/letter above. Well, this gave us our prize. And even though we were told we won back in mid April, the box was to be constructed by the original maker of the “Little Free Library” up in Madison Wisconsin. Due to regional interest in the program, our library was help for multiple appearances and interviews.
Anyway, IN THE MEAN TIME, due to the interest, the organizer of the contest (and Algiers’ first little free librarian, Linda Prout) applied for a grant from the mayors office. This grant was awarded and allowed a church on the west bank to construct 12 other boxes. Linda and Lee Prout then recruited boy scouts to go around town last week to dig the post holes and cement in the posts.
All this lead up to this weekend when 13 little free libraries popped up across the city!!!
Each one has a small wood plaque engraved with the number of the library. Ours is number 1759.
Missy (my wife) has started a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DeSotoStLittleLibrary and she hopes to post updates here and there to either call for donations or announce when large batches of new content is on the shelf.