Hudson Library installs 3 Little Free Libraries throughout Highlands

The Trustees of the Hudson Library in Highlands proudly announce the recent installation and dedication of three Little Free Libraries located in and around Highlands; including the Literacy Council & Learning Center at Highlands Plaza, Community Care Clinic at Zachery Park, and Highlands Recreation Park. 

By offering a variety of free books to anyone visiting these libraries, they serve to further the Board’s mission “To make available to everyone the recorded knowledge of civilization and thus promote and encourage the free flow of information, the enjoyment of reading, and an appreciation of the challenge of ideas.”

The new Little Free Library at the Community Care Clinic. From left are Andy Chmar, HL President; Zach Claxton, President, Rotary Club of Highlands; Janet Chmar, HL Trustee; Jerry Hermanson, Executive Director, Community Care Clinic of H-C.

They join other Highlands Little Free Libraries already located at Founder’s Park, Highlands Biological Station, and the Recreation Park’s playground.

Members of the Hudson Library Board ordered, assembled and installed the book-sharing houses, but this project would not have happened without generous grants to purchase each of the Little Libraries by Hudson Library Trustees Marsha Moxley and Helene Siegel, along with husband Ricky, and the Rotary Club of Highlands. 

Future Stewards for each library will be Marsha Mosley, Helene and Ricky Siegel, Janet Chmar, and Andy Chmar, with books provided by The Bookworm, the used bookstore operated by the Trustees and volunteers of the Hudson Library of Highlands.

The new Little Free Library at The Literacy & Learning Center. From left are Andy Chmar, President, Hudson Library of Highlands; Helene Siegel, HL Trustee; Ricky Siegel, Steward;  Jenni Edwards, Marketing Manager, The Literacy Council; Bonnie Potts, Executive Director, The Literacy Council.

Little Free is a nonprofit that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries. Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

Residents and visitors to Highlands are encouraged to use all the Little Free Libraries, and although the motto is “Take a Book, Share a Book” everyone is encouraged to just take a book when they pass by, and hopefully share with others after reading.

More information about Little Free Libraries and a map of their locations, both locally and around the world, can be found HERE.

Pictured at the toip of the article is the new Little Free Library at the Highlands Rec Park. From left are Lester Norris, Highlands Recreation Director; Marsha Moxley, HL Trustee; Andy Chmar, HL Board President.

Article and photos courtesy of the Hudson Library.

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