Little Free Library

Huntland Interact Club members present a $100 check to the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Club to provide a Little Free Library. Standing, from left, are Franklin County Library Director Tina Stevens, Interact Club member Summer Johnson, Friends of the Library member John Hein, Interact Club member Jamie Michael and Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Club members Richard Gulley and Vince Zaccardi.

Members of the Huntland Interact Club are helping Franklin County Library Director Tina Stevens bring reading to as many people in Franklin County as possible.

Huntland Interact Club members presented a $100 check this week to the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Club to provide a Little Free Library outside Huntland School.

Cindy Stovall, Huntland School assistant principal and Interact Club sponsor, explained that the Little Free Library will be used to distribute free books to children for their enjoyment. She explained the club’s latest project and purpose.

“The Interact Club, sponsored by Rotary International, allows Huntland students to participate in fun service projects and helps student members develop leadership skills,” Stovall said.

Stevens said she hopes the libraries will continue to be set up in any location convenient to Franklin County citizens for their reading pleasure.

In addition to the newest library in Huntland, there are also Little Free Libraries located at Sewanee, Broadview and Decherd Elementary schools and Russell Barnett Chevrolet GMC.

Little Free Libraries are also planned for North Lake and Rock Creek Elementary schools as well as several other schools.

Little Free Library is a 501 nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in the form of a public bookcase. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.

The Little Free Libraries come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. More than 90,000 public book exchanges are now registered with the organization and branded as Little Free Libraries.

For more information, call the Franklin County Library at 931-967-3706. The library is located at 105 South Porter Street in Winchester.