BOONVILLE — The Boonville Community Public Library and the Friends of the Boonville Library have joined together to provide a free new service for the community. A Little Free Library has been installed under the portico at the front of the building for anyone to choose a book to read. Books for all ages are included in the green plastic container and are available at all hours and all days, not just during library hours.
Books do not need to be checked out and do not necessarily need to be returned. Anyone is welcome to “take a book, leave a book” as desired. A library card is not required to use this service. The Boonville Community Public Library and the Friends of the Boonville Public Library just want to offer this service to the community to promote reading, said branch librarian Angie Walker.
“We of course still welcome patrons to visit our library during regular hours, but wanted to provide this service during hours we are closed. Anyone is also welcome to add a book to our Little Free Library structure and books will be replenished as needed. Our Little Free Library is registered with the international organization and will be included on the Little Free Library map of the world. The Little Free Library nonprofit started in Wisconsin in 2009 with only one structure. The Boonville Community Public Library is pleased to join more than 40,000 other registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 70 countries!”
Come check out this new offering anytime and be sure to visit the Boonville Community Public Library during regular operating hours. The library is open Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The phone number for the library is 336-367-7737. The library maintains a Facebook page and can also be accessed online at NWRL.org.
More information about Little Free Libraries can be found online at http://little-freelibrary.org.