August 10, 2020

Little Free Library Added to East Province Scout House

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East Providence Girl Scout Troop 519 built a "Little Free Library" at the East Providence Scout House located at 351 Willett Avenue in Riverside. Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. There are approximately 36,000 of them in 70 countries around the world. The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation and the American Library Association. The Reader's Digest named them as one of the "50 Surprising Things We Love about America." Each year nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. The Little Free Library at the East Providence Scout House has been added to the data base of Little Free Libraries. For more information, please visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.

This project was chosen to complete Troop's 519 Outdoor Journey Take Action Project. Not only did the girls build the free library, but they also collected gently used books from friends and and family to stock it. They will continue to maintain and stock it. There are books for adults and children alike. Visitors are invited to take a book to read and then return it. They may also leave book donations as well. There is a guest book inside the library that guests can sign so that Girl Scouts can see how many visitors they have had and where the guests reside.

The girls would like to especially thank dads Mike Stawicki and John Crowe for their help and teaching them more woodworking skills.

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