PROSPERITY — Grab a book or bring your own books in to Prosperity’s Little Library, located in Prosperity Town Hall.
The Little Library, which was started this summer, holds books that range from fiction and nonfiction to children’s books.
It is sponsored by the Prosperity Literary Sorosis Club, and is open during Town Hall hours, which are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“We had seen this publicity of little libraries that were popping up everywhere,” said Andrea Lewis, one of the people who helped put together the Little Library. “We saw articles about it and talked about possibly putting one in Prosperity, but we were unsure of where to put it. One of our members was then contacted by Mayor Derek Underwood and asked if we had thought about putting it in Town Hall.”
Members of The Prosperity Literary Sorosis Club take turns making sure the Little Library is kept in order.
When the Little Library first started, Lewis said the process was to take one and bring one, which meant to take a book, read it, bring it back or bring a different book back.
But after seeing the great response, it was decided to let the public take a couple of books and bring them back or to just keep the books that they had taken.
“We had such a good response from people that donated books that it doesn’t really matter if they take a book and don’t bring it back because we have plenty of books,” Lewis said.
The Little Library will accept books that are gently used and in good condition, in either paperback or hardback books. However, they will not accept magazines, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest type books.
“Being a literary group, we want to encourage reading any way we can and we just thought this was another way. We also want to encourage sharing books with each other in the community and continue to encourage people to go to the County Library,” Lewis said. “Also, as a group, we want to encourage parents to read with their children, which is one of the reasons why we carry children’s books in the first place. We welcome all ages and we’re happy to have all ages come and use the Little Library.”
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