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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City of Grover Beach Opens Community Center Little Free Library

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In collaboration with the City of Grover Beach Public Works Department, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department installed a Community Center Little Free Library located at 1230 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach, which is now open to the public.

“Our Parks and Recreation staff is constantly working hard to provide the community with an array of activities for the community to enjoy year round,” said Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee. “With so many good things already happening in Grover Beach, the Community Center Little Free Library is a nice way for families and community members to slow down and partake in the fun book exchange.”

To keep the Little Free Library easily accessible for the Grover Beach community, the library will function as a free book-sharing box, where anyone may take a book or leave a book to share with others. The Little Library will operate on the honor system; community members are not required to share a book in order to take one, but it is highly recommended to give back to the library to ensure books are always available for the public.

The Little Free Library was donated to the City by Piper Adelman, a former librarian at Lucia Mar School District. When she retired, she received the library as a parting gift from her colleagues. To pay it forward and share this joy with her fellow Grover Beach residents, she graciously donated it to the Grover Beach Community Center to make free books widely available and encourage community members to continue their education.

With the addition of the Little Free Library, Grover Beach now joins 15,000 other communities and cities around the world that operate similar library stations. The Little Free Library is a charitable foundation that advocates and promotes reading for children, literacy for adults and recognition of libraries worldwide. The movement involves creating pop-up libraries that are easily assembled and accessible to every reader at any time of the day. With their innovative and user-friendly design, these libraries promote inclusivity and allow everyone to explore their interests.

“The Grover Beach Parks & Recreation Department is incredibly grateful for Piper Adelman’s generous donation of the Little Free Library,” said Grover Beach Parks & Recreation Director Kathy Petker. “We hope the community is able to use this pop up library as a way to inspire a love of reading and strengthen our community by participating in the book exchange.”

For more information on the Community Center Little Free Library, please email the Parks & Recreation Department at gbparks@groverbeach.org.

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