United Way's Little Free Libraries Placed In Whitfield County Parks

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Jeff Cochran (left) and Freddie Ownbey with the Whitfield County Recreation Department pick up the Little Free Libraries for placement in the county’s parks. They were assisted by Michael Dickson.
Jeff Cochran (left) and Freddie Ownbey with the Whitfield County Recreation Department pick up the Little Free Libraries for placement in the county’s parks. They were assisted by Michael Dickson.

Whitfield County is taking part in a special United Way project called Little Free Libraries.

The Whitfield County Recreation Department placed all the United Way Little Free Libraries in the county’s public parks.

The Little Free Libraries offer a way to share good things to read – favorite books from your childhood or books you would recommend to friends; books that teach, intrigue, and engage readers.

“All of us can help by keeping this collection stocked with good reading material,” said Margaret Zeisig, director of community solutions for United Way.

The libraries are located at the following parks:

Edwards Park, 3508 Cleveland Hwy. – Tina Jones

Westside Park – Miracle League, 580 LaFayette Hwy., Rocky Face –Byron and Pam Holder and family

Harry Griffin Park, Tunnel Hill Park, 201 G. Vaughn Pkwy., Tunnel Hill – Debbie White

Valley Point Park, 3796 S. Dixie Hwy. – Lavonna Bradley

Varnell Park, 231 Prater Mill Road, Varnell – Highland Forest Book Club, Diane Rogers

Pleasant Grove Park, 1800 Pleasant Grove Drive – Donna Ivester

Dawnville Park, 1223 Dawnville Road - Logan Smith  

Dug Gap Park, 2032 Dug Gap Road (at the school) - Rob Lively and family

The name next to each park is the United Way volunteer steward who will be monitoring the Little Free Library, restocking and making sure it is maintained.

“We appreciate Mike Babb, Mark Gibson, Brian Chastain and Whitfield County’s participation in this effort to bring books out into neighborhoods!” Ms. Zeisig said.

United Way of Northwest Georgia’s mission is to unite people and resources to improve lives in Northwest Georgia and to build stronger communities through giving, advocacy, and volunteerism. 


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