Pleasant Hill’s Newest Little Free Library
Apr 02, 2017 09:15PM ● Published by Becky Coburn
The Little Free Library before installation. Pictured are (LtoR) Ethan Tuey, Ryan Sechler, Bradley Freitas, Aidan Noland, and Mike Warriner. Photo submitted by Sue Fine.
by Sue Fine
Pleasant Hill has a new Little Free Library in the Woodside Hills development, near the corner of Grayson and Heritage Hills Drive. Ethan Tuey and other members of his Boy Scout troop built the library for Ethan’s Eagle Scout project. The Little Free Library, a non-profit organization whose theme is “Take a Book, Leave a Book,” started in Wisconsin in 2009 and now has over 50,000 libraries in more than 70 countries. (More information is available at www.LittleFreeLibrary.org.)
The idea for this library came from a conversation in 2014 between Woodside Hills neighbors Dawn Block and Sue Fine, who sponsored the library and designed a prototype. Patty Sorensen, also a neighborhood resident, was the Eagle advisor who tapped Ethan for the project. Ethan and fellow scouts Ryan Sechler, Sam Rogers, Bradley Freitas, and Aidan Nolan assembled the structure, aided by Tim Tuey (project advisor) and Mike Warriner (Eagle project coach). Scouts Ethan, Ryan, Sam, Bradley, and Jonathan Cooney installed the library on land donated by the Schlesinger family.
Woodside Hills residents are happy to have this attractive new resource in their neighborhood. Everyone can easily share books or just say “hi” as they pass by, adding an even greater sense of community in this friendly part of town. We’re all grateful to Ethan and Boy Scout Troop 277.