The Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club is the beneficiary of a new reading project sponsored by the Scenic 7 Rotary Club of North Garland County: two Little Free Libraries.
Scenic 7 club president Diane Upchurch and members Diana Whitlow and Tom Hasselstrom represented the organization during a brief presentational gathering.
Scenic 7 Rotary received a Rotary grant from District 6170 to build the Little Free Libraries. The group believes children should have access to books at any time. Upchurch says, “If the Coronado Library is closed and because the Garland County Library doesn’t offer a satellite library, the Little Free Libraries ensure the children of the Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club have access to books whenever they want to read. It’s a library that never closes.
“The shorter box is for elementary school readers and the taller one is for middle and high school readers. Scenic 7 plans to stock the libraries with interesting books for children of all ages and we’re responsible for monitoring the books, ensuring the books are in good shape and age-appropriate.
“Scenic 7 would like to recognize the contributions of Dale Huddleston, who painted the boxes, Sherwin Williams for supplying the paints, and Casa Verde for planting the libraries. The donations aided in a quick delivery of the Little Free Libraries.”
Members of Scenic 7 Rotary volunteer at the Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club to help students improve their reading skills by reading with them after school.