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Murray & Murray, Sandusky Library collaborate

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 17, 2014 at 8:40 PM

The first Little Free Library unit will be in Sandusky’s Washington Park.

The Little Free Library concept began in Wisconsin in 2009 and has now spread throughout the world.

The first Sandusky Library unit will serve as an initial test to gauge community interest. Murray & Murray purchased the first book hub from the Little Free Library organization and will supply building materials for the additional units, which will then be built by students from a Sandusky High School carpentry class.

The Sandusky Public Library has agreed to supply used books donated by supporters and to help recruit volunteers to monitor the libraries and restock them with donated books. The small libraries will work on the honor system, allowing users to return and borrow books at their convenience.

Sandusky Library Director Julie Brooks, estimates about 100 books a month will be required to keep the libraries stocked with books. The library hopes the community will help by donating used books, fiction and nonfiction, and children’s books, but has asked that magazines not be donated.

The grand opening for the first Little Free Library was celebrated at a reception Feb. 12 at the Sandusky Public Library. Book donations or commitments to volunteer can be made to the Sandusky Public Library.

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