Oxford's Little Free Library
In the Spring of 2017 Oxford seniors Quinn Russo, Chris Carreiro, and Will Feinberg worked together with faculty members Zack Hayden and Rick Westbrook to establish the town's first Little Free Library. These libraries exist all around the world to foster access and appreciation for books and reading, as well as encouraging a sense of community and resource sharing. This library was installed on the neighboring property of JoJo's Foodmart in late May. The first books in the library were donated by the family of Oxford graduate Geoff Dickey (class of 2013) and all summer the library saw consistent use with at least fifty books taken, and a couple dozen donated over that time. This fall Jojo's underwent a major renovation to their property and the library had to come down. Dr. Landry and some Oxford students used this opportunity to give the library a facelift. Their artwork celebrated a global appreciation for books. designs meaningful to some of our students, and enough color and whimsy to intrigue passersby. As of last week (Thanks again Mr. Westbrook), the library is open for business in a more accessible location with a decidedly improved look! Stop by if you can and enjoy the Little Free Library motto: "Take a Book. Return a Book"
If you're interested in the organization behind these little libraries please check out: https.filittlefreelibrary.orgiabout/