Submitted by Kathryn Worrell
Northern and Northeastern Colorado
8th grade Cadettes in Troop 70487 from Berthoud wanted to promote reading and recycling for younger people. We decided to to make a Little Library, which is a “Take a Book, Leave a Book” idea for our Silver Award. Since we were going to put it on a street corner, we had to do a site plan and map it out all according to scale. When we had finished that, we had to take that plan to the city planners to get the plan approved and they did! Then, we were all cleared to start building the Little Library. The troop found a local carpenter to build it for us and he used all recycled wood and handles. We had to take off the doors to be able to paint the Little Library, then we primed all the parts, then painted it with exterior paint. Next, we shingled the turrets and roof with recycled shingles. The Little Library is painted it to look like Hogwarts, from Harry Potter, with the Tardis, from Doctor Who, in front of it. As we were digging the post hole, people were walking by and asking questions about what it was and how it worked. Our troop knows this was a great success because only after a couple of days, it was already being used. Once we had built it, we registered the Little Library on LittleFreeLibrary.org so check us out on the world map! Autumn, Alexa, and Kathryn had a great time working on this project and we thought it was a lot of fun!!
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