Little Free Libraries have been built to serve Middletown, New Holland, Oakford and Petersburg thanks to the volunteer efforts and work of our employees.
A Little Free Library is a box located in a public place that invites residents and visitors of a community to take a book and leave a book. It is a truly cooperative effort among patrons to share a love of reading - with no library card required and no due dates. Book selections will change as patrons give and take items so residents should visit these libraries now and often.
“Our employees are a creative and dedicated group of individuals and this was a fun project to honor October as Cooperative Month. Employees designed, created, built, installed and filled four libraries to benefit potentially every resident and visitor to the communities in which they were placed. The Co-op will continue to co-steward the libraries for countless years to come,” says General Manager Alisha Anker. “We couldn’t be more pleased with how the project has turned out.”
Many employees assisted with the creation and installation of the libraries. Pictured are the major contributors to each box.
Middletown Library: Located on Clinton Street by 7th, just outside the town hall; Creators were Member Services Director Trish Michels, Controller/Accountant Julie Atwater and her father Bud Burnett (not pictured).
New Holland Library: Located on Lincoln Street by the Community Bulletin Board (near the Post Office); Creators were the Engineering Department and shown is Forester Ross Cloninger and Engineering Technician Dave Groth
Oakford Library: Located at the town hall on 100 W Center Street; Creators were Dispatcher Alycia Clifton, Area Serviceman Matt Wassell, Billing Clerk Kim Kyes and her daughter Sophie Atterberry.
Petersburg Library: Located outside the co-op’s office at 14300 IL State Hwy 97; Creators were General Manager Alisha Anker and hero member Tim Brown.
To find out more about Little Free Libraries and see a map of all locations visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.