Many’s 12 book nooks are getting a face lift and will continue to offer free books for our citizens to read and enjoy.
The book nooks, which are placed in strategic locations all over town have been a popular project to encourage reading. They’ve been around for years and now need repainting, some minor repairs, and even a couple of door replacements.
The town hired Mickey Burton, the dynamic drummer for several area bands and also a handyman extraordinaire to make the repairs and do the painting.
Ten book nooks have been completed. The last two are expected to be finished within the next two weeks. Members of the Depot Art Gallery will then provide the final touches by signing the doors with the slogan “Take a Book, Leave a Book.”
The book nooks have been scraped, sanded, caulked, and then base coats and bright primary colors are painted on them. Twelve volunteers will then keep the book nooks filled with books for adults and children, DVDS, and surprises sometimes, such as coloring books, crossword puzzle books, pencils, pens, notepads, etc. Each volunteer will be responsible for one book nook.
If you would like to volunteer to care for and replenish a book nook, please call Mary Brocato, council member at large at 318-617-5239. There are now six volunteers, so six more are still needed.
Remember that everyone is welcome and encouraged to leave books in the book nooks.
Mayor Robert Hable is pleased with the new look of the book nooks. As he said, “We want to do everything we can to encourage people to read and our twelve book nooks are popular with all our families and children.”
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