By Jason Conerly
With the support of the community, along with inspiration from a grandson, a new library was built.
Marj Sparks founded a new Little Free Library in Holland Park, which officially opened with a ribbon cutting last month.
Sparks was inspired to create the new Little Free Library because of her grandson, Caleb Sparks, who has auditory and visual dyslexia.
Inspired by Caleb’s Dyslexia and his favorite place to play, Marj Sparks had an idea and placed an announcement on nextdoor.com, inviting community members to a meeting regarding adding a Little Free Library to Holland Park.
The first donation for her project was from a familiar face.
“Caleb’s oldest cousin, Aiden Randolph gave the first dollar,” Sparks said. “He ran as fast as he could to give money.”
The community raised $641, which beat their goal of approximately $400. The City of Fishers honored its agreement with Sparks where if she raised the money then Fishers would plant the library in Holland Park.
“I had the support of the city, the support of the community and the inspiration of my grandson,” Sparks said.
The Little Free Library supplies books for its library from donations. To donate books to the Little Free Library in Holland Park, contact Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org.