With his first little library built in 2009, Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin started a movement. By the year 2012 there were over 2,000 little free libraries across the globe, each to inspire reading and build community.
Nevins Memorial Library, wanting to reach everyone in the community, decided to start a little free library program within Methuen. With the help of the Methuen Rotary Club, and Diane Debs a community representative, we did just that. Twelve months later we have ten little free library boxes throughout the community. Each was completed with the assistance of many through donations of materials and time. We received donations from Home Depot, Absolute Glass, Sherwin-Williams, The Party Connection, and New England Builders. Methuen High School students designed and painted unique scenes on each little library.
The ten little free libraries are placed in parks and neighborhoods throughout the city and can be accessed by anyone interested in reading (or donating) a book. Below is a list of the locations of the little libraries. We hope that they are enjoyed by all!
If you have any questions, or would like to assist with the little libraries through donation or stewardship, please contact us at Nevins Library, 978-686-4080.
Locations of Little Free Libraries in Methuen, MA
2. Gill Ave. Park
3. Shorty De Gaspe Park
4. Riverside Park
5. Veterans Park
6. St. Andrews Church
7. Rail Trail at MSPCA
8. Park at Lawrence and Chelmsford Sts.
9. Pleasant Valley Gardens
10. Still looking for a site on Howe St.