We are pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park. This Little Free Library is the first in Centerville and one of eight registered in the greater Dayton area. A Little Free Library is a collection of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and leave behind another book to share. This concept was introduced in Wisconsin and has turned into a worldwide book sharing movement.
The Ribbon Cutting for the Schoolhouse Park Little Free Library was held on July 13. A free story time for children ages 5 and under followed the short ribbon cutting ceremony.
Generous donations from the Centerville Rotary Club and the Centerville-Washington Foundation helped make the Little Free Library possible. The Carpenters Local 136 and the Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program volunteered their time and skills to build the library, which was designed by Patrick Hansford Associates. The Little Free Library will be monitored by the Friends of Washington-Centerville Library to make sure it is always stocked with books. Visit to drop off a book to enjoy and pick up a new one for yourself or your children!
You can find other Little Free Libraries in our area and all over the world by visiting www.littlefreelibrary.org.