‘Little Library’ book exchange installed at Magnolia Fire Hall

Kent County At-Large Commissioner Terry Pepper stocks the newest “Little Library” at Magnolia Fire Co. Photo courtesy of Kent County Levy Court

MAGNOLIA — Kent County installed its fifth “Little Library” on Oct. 6. The new free book exchange booth is located behind the Magnolia Fire Co. at 2 North Main St. in Magnolia.

County staff and Magnolia Fire Hall personnel turned out for an opening ceremony.

Kent County spokeswoman Kelly Pitts said this newest addition is the county’s fifth Little Library.

“It’s (Little Libraries) becoming a nationwide movement aimed to promote literacy, communication and literature between generations,” she said. “It’s a free book exchange where people put books in and take books out. We have a few in Kent County that are going quite well.”

She noted that while the Little Librarys’ selections are often refreshed by residents making use of the free exchange model, they’re also replenished regularly by county staff.

“Kent County Public Library receives donations of about 30 books per week which are distributed to the Little Libraries by volunteers,” said Ms. Pitts.

For its next Little Library, Ms. Pitts says the county is considering locations in Hartly.

Staff writer Ian Gronau can be reached at 741-8272 or igronau@newszap.com

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