Potsdam Boy Scout constructs Little Free Libraries
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:03 am

To the Editor:

My name is Jacob Pittman and I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 95 in Potsdam. I am writing to you to share my Eagle Project, which is the construction of Little Free Libraries. I am doing this in conjunction with L.I.F.E.: Literacy Is For Everyone. My contact person there is Maria Morrison.

Little Free Libraries are small, enclosed boxes, usually made of wood put on pedestals, that are placed in areas around the community and filled with books. People may then take a book out to read it, or leave a book for others to read. It is done on the honor system. This program allows people who may not live near regular libraries or otherwise have access to books to be able obtain books to read. They should return the books to the Free Little Library once they are done.

My Eagle Project has been the construction of five of these libraries. I think that being able to have access to books is important, and this program makes it easier for people to have books to read. Once L.I.F.E. has filled them with books, they will select locations throughout the local area for them to be placed at.

Thank you for letting me share my Eagle Project news.

Jacob Pittman

Potsdam