Project AWARE has donated 58 books to be placed in the 28 Little Free Libraries around town. The books selected focus on mental health, since May was Mental Health Month.
The books are new and geared to elementary age students. The books were part of the Project AWARE Raising a Reader program in the Griffin-Spalding County School System.“We had some left over,” explained Debbie L. Crisp from Project AWARE. After the books were given to each of the elementary school counselors, the remaining 58 were donated to the Little Free Libraries. The titles included “A Giving Tree,” “An Awesome Book of Love,” “Virginia Wolf,” “The Rainbow Fish,” “Chrysanthe-mum,” “Elmer,” “A Chair for My Mother,” “Tops & Bottoms,” and “Jamaica Louise James.”
Brett Bell — who’s led the Little Free Libraries project for the Spalding Collaborative — thanked them for the books, which will be used to help supply books for the boxes. Andrea Dunson of First National Bank, the librarian for the Little Free Libraries, thanked Project AWARE for the donation and thanked volunteers from the Junior Guild who go out and stock the boxes and report back on what is needed, be it more books or repairs to the boxes. Bell also thanked Homer Maddox, who has taken on keeping the boxes repaired. “We’re committed to building and sustaining this program,” Bell said
Ray Lightner Staff writer. Griffin Daily News