Paradise City Council OKs Little Library

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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When school libraries close for the summer, students in Paradise have no public access to books.

That may soon change.

At the Paradise City Council meeting Monday, Paradise Intermediate School librarian Terri Gilley talked to council members about establishing a Little Free Library at City Hall.

Little Free Library is an organization that promotes reading among people of all ages by encouraging community members to purchase or build a small ‘library’ or book receptacle to put outside a public building or home.

Anyone from the neighborhood and town can come by and drop off old or gently used books. In turn, anyone can come pick one up.

According to City Secretary Teresa Moody, having garnered the council’s approval, Gilley is to fill out the required paperwork and will then look for someone to build the “little library.”

She hopes it’s up by summertime.


Also during the one-hour meeting, the council:

  • approved applying to the state grant cycle for assistance in repairing roads. “On some roads, any work that’s been done has been patching a patch that was patched on top of another patch,” Moody said. “We’ll need to tear up the road and start from scratch.”
  • heard an update from Paradise Youth and Recreation Association President Jamie Cook on improvements made to Leone Park.

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