Little Free Library comes to town

Courtesy photo Bob Hurle stands next to the box he built for the Little Free Library at St. James UMC.

MERRIMACK – The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through the sharing of books. Book stands offering free books can be found in parks, beaches, community centers and churches worldwide so that people everywhere may enjoy this unique service. We’re happy to announce that a brand new Little Free Library bookstand has been installed at the St. James United Methodist Church in Merrimack and is now ready for all to enjoy.

The books are always free and donations of books are always welcome. If you see something that you’d like to read, help yourself! It’s there for you. If you have a book to leave for others, we thank you for your donation. Some books include inscriptions about who gave it or who has read it. You may add your own inscription or note when you’ve finished reading your book and either return it to the book stand or pass it on to a friend.

This project was funded through Got Books, a book recycling program. The Missions Committee at St. James is grateful to many volunteers and donors, and especially to Bob Hurle who designed and built this very special library. The charter number on the attached sign indicates that this is an officially recognized site of the Little Free Library network, dedicated to inspire a love of reading, to build community and to spark creativity through neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

– Submitted by June Johnsen St. James UMC, Merrimack