Warwick Girl Scout Troop #171 recently held a grand opening at the monthly dinner of the Warwick Community Kitchen. The new Little Free Library is located outside the old Pine Island Elementary School, located at 20 Schoolhouse Rd. in Pine Island and the Rolling Library is available during the monthly dinners. Sara H., a member of the troop, created the libraries for her Girl Scout Silver Award.
Little Free Libraries, which have become a global phenomenon, are small, front yard book exchanges. They number 36,000 around the world and are located in 70 countries – from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. The goal of the libraries is to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
Sara, along with her Project Adviser, Victoria Garloch, Program Director of the Warwick Community Kitchen, worked together to not only have the Little Free Library available outside of the building but to also have a Rolling Library with more book choices available to the guests that come to the monthly dinners. There are books for all ages in both English and Spanish. Guests can borrow a book and bring it back during the next month’s dinner and exchange it for a different one.