The 27th Little Free Library will be dedicated Friday at the Spalding County Health Department.
The ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Health Department, 1007 Memorial Drive. The box is a newspaper box donated by The Griffin Daily News and decorated by A.Z. Kelsey students.
More Little Free Libraries are in works, according to organizer Brett Bell, with locations including Griffin Imaging, Anne Street Elementary School, the gazebo/walking track by the Iris at Park Place, and at Jordan Hill Elementary, with that one spearheaded by Dixie Johnston.
Bell thanked Crystal and Sam Sisavath who have been repairing the boxes as challenges arise such as loose plexiglass, roofing needing to be attached due to weather, door fasteners tightened.
He also thanked the Junior Guild for their assistance with sorting and putting away donated books as well as visiting locations to restock books and put a ribbon on the boxes in memory of Todd Bol, who founded the Little Free Library effort.
Bell said he was “deeply saddened” to hear of the passing of Bol, passed on Oct. 18.
“Todd spent much of the last decade working towards his vision of a world where neighbors know each other by name, and everyone has access to books,” Bell said. “He was heartened by the network of more than 75,000 Little Free Library stewards around the world dedicated to literacy and community.”
Bell also thanked Spalding High School art students are decorating out two more newspaper boxes.
“One is intended to be placed at Atkinson Elementary,” he said.