London enjoys a Little Free Library

March 17, 2018 by  

Thanks to the generosity of a local family, London now has a Little Free Library available to residents. The library is located at the entrance to the Whitley Branch Veterans Park, near the playground.

Not every area has a library within easy reach, and to combat that problem, the Little Free Library was born. The organization seeks to provide books to people of all ages by encouraging neighbors to share them with one another.

The children of Lorraine and Bill Brooks donated the library in memory of their parents, both of whom loved to read. In addition to being avid bookworms, the Brooks were very much involved in civic and business programs throughout London. Both passed away in 2014, at the ages of 90 (Bill) and 89 (Lorraine).

Community organizations that are launching new programs can use banner printing to announce the program’s arrival. In the case of a Little Free Library, a poster or flyer can explain how it works.

When people take a book from the library, they are asked to donate one to replace it, so that the library remains well-stocked with books.

Susan Fiechter, one of the siblings who donated the library to London, told the Sentinel-Echo that they chose the location because of its popularity with people and because the entrance is very visible.