WILMINGTON, MA — On Monday, May 7, Wilmington’s Daisy Troop #62547 and Brownie Troop #79092 debuted its free little library and kindness rock garden at Wilmington Rotary Park.
The project, which has the support of Wilmington DPW Director Mike Woods, was approved by the Board of Selectmen last month.
The library and rock garden is located in the park across from the Wilmington Public Safety Building’s entrance.
The library looks like a large mailbox mounted on a stand with four legs. It is decorated with chalkboard paint. Underneath the mailbox is a garden of rocks with positive messages written on them from the scouts.
Residents are encouraged to stop by and take a book whenever they wish. They’re also encouraged to leave one or two books behind in its place, if possible. There are selections for both children and adults.
“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.”
These young scouts hope to inspire everyone in town to spend more time reading. Learn more about the project from the girls, in their own words, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television:
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