Scouts + Rotary = Little Free Libraries
In the spring of 2018, Carbon Valley Rotary had five Little Free Libraries in the Carbon Valley communities and had planned to install two more. The club was approached by Will Greiner, a Boy Scout working on his Eagle Scout project. Will saw the club’s original Little Library in Firestone and wanted to build and install four more libraries. The Town of Firestone referred Will to the Rotary club, and he made a presentation in March 2018 to partner together. The original plan was for Carbon Valley Rotary to purchase the wood for four libraries, and Will and his scout troop would build and paint them.
Will was able to get the wood donated by High Country Millworks, and he and his troop built five libraries. The scouts painted them blue with yellow accents like the other Rotary libraries, but with shingled roofs – a nice addition! Carbon Valley Rotary also purchased one library with the help of a District Grant, so the club installed six total Little Libraries instead of two. The installations were completed at the end of the summer. If you see a bright blue and yellow Little Library around, be sure to “take a book and leave a book.”