By Mike Walker, contributor
Stuart Robinson of Charlotte has built and donated a “little free library” for East Charlotte. The self-serve, book-sharing box was presented to the Grange on Dec. 6. In the spring, the box will be installed outdoors next to the Grange Hall.
The library will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and will be freely accessible so that anyone may take a book or share a book. It will function on the honor system, and, while you do not need to share a book in order to take one, please try to bring some back to share when you can. The Grange is really excited to host this initiative and has registered the little free library with the national organization so it will appear on a world map of similar libraries!
Stuart has done a great job, carefully designing the library to reflect the shape and color of the Grange Hall. The project was an important component of Stuart’s Eagle Scout Award, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts of America and the culmination of 10 years of scouting for him. Stuart says, “Throughout these years, scouting has taught me valuable skills that I can use for the rest of my life and has given me the opportunity to meet people outside of the school setting to have a lifelong connection with. It was a pleasure doing this project!”