The installation of Delavan’s latest Little Free Library is now complete.
The Delavan-Darien High School Graduating Class of 2013 constructed and donated a Little Free Library as a senior class gift to the district. It was presented at last year’s graduation ceremony with a commemorative plaque with the senior class motto, “Be a voice, not an echo.”
The design wasn’t as weather-tight as it needed to be, so DDHS General Woods teacher Mike Fellin and his class undertook a “remodeling” project.
The class improved the weather-proofing, painted the lumber, and even dug the hole, cemented in the post and mounted the gift.
It is now stocked with children’s books in front of the Delavan-Darien School Administration Center, 324 Beloit St., Delavan (enter through the Phoenix Middle School staff lot entrance by the DDHS tennis courts).
The concept of a Little Free Library is that of a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.
Class of 2013 graduates, students, families and staff donated books to fill the library, so it’s well stocked on its first day in operation. In fact, additional books are available in the School Administration Center that couldn’t fit. Stop in during office hours to see the additional selection.