Saturday, April 13, 2013

Little Free Libraries Take the Place of the Real Thing in Hadar, Nebraska (Pop. 293)

Little Free Library.  (Sturgis Journal, 4/11/2013)

Excerpt:   Perhaps the biggest fan of Little Free Libraries is author Charlotte Endorf, 46, who transformed her front yard into a library park and gathering spot in Hadar, Neb. (pop. 293). 

Her husband, Kevin, 46, built eight whimsical libraries, including ones shaped like a miniature railroad car and a horse. He laid a yellow brick “road” to the attraction, and bookworm Lela Newcombe, 98, donated a bench. David Cummings, 62, owner of the Village Inn Bar and Grill, installed a flagpole on his parking lot with a banner promoting the libraries. 

The park bustles day and night.

Hadar is home to state’s second Little Free Library. (Norfolk Daily News, 2/26/2012)

Excerpt:   Endorff and her family moved to Hadar last year and noticed the town didn’t have a library. So she knocked on the doors of the residents and asked if they were interested or would support it.

“People are so excited — from the little kids to the adults,” she said. 

The people were so excited that instead of one little library like many towns, Hadar has four. They range in size from a large mailbox to about the size of a newspaper stand

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