Thanks to a donation from Girl Scout Troop 14286, Eden Prairie residents will soon notice “little free libraries” popping up in four of our neighborhood parks.
After learning that there are children in our community who do not have regular access to books in their homes, the troop decided to build and donate the libraries to the City for use in our neighborhood parks which are farthest from the public library – Homeward Hills, Crestwood, Prairie View and Edenvale. The girls collected books and building materials, designed the libraries and worked alongside seniors in the community woodshop at the Senior Center to build them.
Little free libraries work on an honor system – people are invited to take and leave books at their leisure. Since the goal of building these libraries is to inspire the love of reading in more children, the libraries will initially be stocked with children’s books.
Check out this video from the June 16 City Council Meeting to see what the girls had to say about their project.
Thanks Ella, Brianna, Ashley, Rosie, Josie, Piper, Taylor, Lauren and Elena, for pursuing your vision to help children in our community. We are thrilled with the donation!