WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Rotary Park will soon have a free little library and kindness rock garden courtesy of Wilmington’s Daisy Troop #62547 and Brownie Troop #79092.
The project, which had the support of Wilmington DPW Director Mike Woods, was approved by the Board of Selectmen at its most recent meeting.
The library and rock garden will likely be located in between the Sean Collier Memorial Tree and the pond, along the trail. It’s scheduled to be installed in early May.
The library will essentially look like a mailbox mounted on a stand. It will primarily contain children’s books, with a few books for grown-ups mixed in. Underneath the mailbox will be a garden of rocks with positive messages written on them.
“Our Troop came up with this idea to share their love for books with the town,” Troop Leader Theresa Smith told the Selectmen. “We will fill [the library] weekly or bi-weekly with books. Anyone who walks by can take one to keep… Folks who take one can also leave one, but there is no obligation. The girls are really excited to share their books with others.”
“I think this is a great idea,” responded Board of Selectmen Chair Mike Champoux. “It brings attention to your great troop, and also brings reading to the masses.”
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