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.