Building Community and Nurturing Readers.
You might remember Quinn Conroy. Quinn was an 8-year-old Whitefield student who wrote a letter to the Select Board saying how much he loves to read, that summer can be boring for a kid in the country, and that Whitefield should have a library.
This put an idea in motion. The Grange offered their space and to sponsor the library, so an enthusiastic team of about 10 dedicated volunteers began meeting at the Grange to collect, sort, and file books, and to arrange tables, chairs, and shelves. Then, on June 12, 2017, the summer library at the Whitefield Arlington Grange Hall officially opened.
The library will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10-12 during July and August, but there are no limits to the hopes and plans for our little library!
From story time to guest speakers, the sky is the limit from where we sit on the hill at the Arlington Grange. Hopes are high that we can eventually continue the summer library into the fall and beyond. It will take a village to build the library suggested by one little boy who loves to read.
We have a village. And now, we have a library, too.