Date: July 1, 2015
Contact: Carrie A. Dittman, Centerville-Washington Park District,
Subject: Take a Book, Leave a Book

WASHINGTON TWP: The Centerville-Washington Park District is pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park, 1875 Nutt Road. 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.

Make plans to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the Schoolhouse Park Little Free Library July 13 at 10:45 a.m. A free story time for children ages 5 and under will follow the short ribbon cutting ceremony. Bring along a book to share with the library. Schoolhouse Park also includes playground equipment; a picnic shelter; a paved multiuse trail; baseball diamonds; and basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. Bring a picnic lunch and spend some time in the park after the ceremony and story time!

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


The Centerville-Washington Park District operates eight community parks, nine nature parks, and 33 neighborhood parks encompassing 1,000 acres in Centerville and Washington Township. For more information about the Centerville-Washington Park District, please call (937) 433-5155 or visit