BY CHRIS BRAUER
Coincidentally, at the same time the Creston Leos Club (see page 7) was preparing their upcycled fridges for use as community libraries, Nicole Nixon was also interested in the idea of Little Free Libraries. Working with the Creston Valley Rotary Club, and in collaboration with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), Nixon presented a birdhouse-sized mini-library on June 28. It was placed inside the Creston Visitors Centre.
“I’d like to thank Brent Valer for donating his own time and materials, and it was so great to see so many people involved with the project: Gwen Telling, Aaron Francis, Jacky Hula, and others in the community that phoned and emailed each other to make sure this little library was built for the summer,” said Nixon.
CBAL representative Gillian Wells was also on hand. “We thought this was a great idea, and we were happy to help stock the libraries. We’ll be keeping an eye out and restocking them if needed.”
More information, including a GPS map of the mini-libraries can be found at www.littlefreelibrary.org.