The Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept. recently received a new Little Free Library, bringing the department’s total to seven. Little Free Library is a nonprofit that promotes neighborhood book exchanges by establishing public bookcases.
The seventh little free library installation was completed by Cumberland Road Elementary second-grade students.
“There were a couple of teachers that led the charge, and it’s installed at Harrison Thompson Park,” Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept. Director Sarah Sandquist said. “The group received a grant from the HSE Schools Foundation for three Little Free Libraries, and they held a fundraiser with a book fair. The books purchased went into the library.”
Sandquist said the other two libraries were placed on school property.
In addition to Harrison Thompson Park, Little Free Libraries are placed at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Billericay Park, Brooks School Park, Heritage Park, Heritage Meadows Park and Holland Park.
The newest library was installed July 13.
“It’s a great program to come and check out a book or take a book and leave a book to spread reading throughout the community,” Sandquist said.