By Marcia Raponi, Library Trustee

In November 2014 Alex Bisland  and community members celebrated the grand opening of two Little Free Libraries (LFL); one is in Rock Hill and one is located at the back of the Forestburgh Town Hall. Alex was given the idea of building the libraries by Debi Levine, President of the Friends of Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library.

According to the LFL website( a Little Free Library is, “a take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories.  In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book or two and bring back another book to share.

The friend’s group is always looking for new members. This group is especially important as our new library is under construction with a scheduled opening in the fall of 2015. Would someone in Forestburgh be interested  in helping with our Forestburgh Little Library? The website to join the Friends is (, or call  794-4660 Ext 8., Youth Services Librarian and “Friends” liaison.

Please visit of our new “Little Free Library” and enjoy reading a new to you book.