The Newnan Times-Herald


Grantville Little Free Library to be located at city hall

  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Oct. 10, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Grantville City Council has designated city hall to be the location the city’s Little Free Library.

The council approved the location based on a recommendation from Councilman Willie Kee at Monday night’s meeting.

Kee had already volunteered to supervise the library in regards to appropriateness and reading material.

The council was at odds when the library was approved 3-1 in August based on a recommendation from the streets and public works committee.

Leadership Coweta graduates made a proposal to put a Little Free Library in Grantville at a council meeting in July.  The recently graduated Leadership Coweta class, sponsored by the chamber, undertook placement of the book boxes around the county.

Several have been built as Boy Scout projects, and others have been built by families. The boxes on a pole have an opening so that books may be placed into them and removed by people wanting to read one. People are welcome to borrow a book or donate one.

More than 10,000 Little Free Libraries can be found around the world, located in as many as 50 countries. The organization, founded originally by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, was created to promote literacy and to bring communities together.

The 2017 Leadership Coweta Class has sponsored five libraries in Senoia and two in Newnan.