Village of Hersey opens first little free library

Submitted to the Herald Review

HERSEY — With Christmas break beginning Friday, families may be starting their search for things to keep their students busy during the break, such as finding the perfect book.

Residents of the Village of Hersey and surrounding community now has access to a small library. A little log cabin next to the Hersey Roller Mills Store has been equipped with shelves full of books.

Larry Trombley, owner of the Hersey Roller Mills Store, acquired the cabin with the idea the idea in mind to start a little free library building, complete with lighting for people to find the right book through the day and night. With the help of Charmaine Lucas, library steward, the library became a charter member of the Little Free Libraries organization.

“When I learned that Larry was looking for help to get this library going I couldn’t resist,” Lucas said. “As a passionate reader, this was a perfect fit. Its purpose is to inspire a love of reading. It’s our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community”.

The library is always open to patrons looking to read something new or leave a book for someone else to read. The cabin is not heated, so during the winter months it’s important to bundle up when visiting. Anyone can contribute or take books.

A grand opening of the Hersey Little Free Library is being planned as part of Hersey Days in June 2018. To learn more about Little Free Libraries, visit