Little Free Library Dedication In Memory Of Judith Schorr Is Thursday

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will support the Highland Park Neighborhood Association and the Chattanooga Police Department on Thursday, at 7 p.m. for the Little Free Library dedication ceremony to honor Judith Schorr. 

“Judith Schorr was very active in the community and we are delighted to donate 50 books for this free library” said William Sundquist, chairman of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Executive Council. 

Dawn Skowronnek, office manager for the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library said that its organization is proud to support literacy events in the community.

Mr. Sundquist and Ms Skowronnek will be attending the Little Free Library dedication ceremony to be held at 1608 E. 13th Street at 7 p.m. After the ceremony, The Highland Park Neighborhood Association and participating members are asked to join in a neighborhood walk and slow bike roll through different areas of Highland Park.

Organizers said, "The Highland Park Neighborhood Association is making connections, working together, getting to know each other, and lending each other a hand is Highland Park at its best."

For more details, contact Ms. Skowronnek at 423 757-5425 or email  

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