The Evergreen Community Library now has six Little Free Libraries throughout the Evergreen School District for community members to use.
You’ll see these larger birdhouse-like structures in Ai at the Fulton Township Municipal Building on County Road 4; in Assumption at 2096 Simon’s Ave.; in Berkey at Growing Minds Learning Center, 12244 Sylvania-Metamora Road; in Chesterfield at the Chesterfield Township Hall, 15891 U.S. 20; in Lyons outside Vikings Pizzeria at 113 E. Morenci St.; and in Richfield Center in front of Little Learners Discovery Center 11445 W. Sylvania Ave.
The premise of the Little Free Libraries is for neighbors to take a book and return a book. This is done without a library card, any time of day or night. The Evergreen Community Library received a grant from Better World Books to build, install, and fill these small sharing libraries to heighten literacy for adults and children in the outlying areas of the community. Larry Dunbar of Metamora created and built all six of the Little Free Libraries.
Please be aware that these Little Free Libraries are not for returning checked out items from the Evergreen Community Library. If you have a larger donation of books, please call the Evergreen Community Library 419-644-2771 and please do not set a box or bag outside of the Little Free Library as the books could become damaged by weather.