Last year, the Leadership Greater Rochester group sponsored a community-wide Mini Library project with the Rochester Public Library. I applied for Squash Blossom Farm to be a site but only in-town sites were eligible.
However, this spring I got an invitation to re-apply because the Mini Library project was being expanded County-wide. And, happily, we were selected! In August I joined the other new mini library hosts in a painting party. We were each given a darling, well-crafted (much sturdier than my carpentry try skills would have accomplished) library. I painted mine in our farm theme colors and when I got it home, I adorned it with corrugated metal farm animals.
Today, Kingsley and her mom came to pick up their weekly CSA box and Kingsley picked out a book about animal tracks.
Kids with books make me so happy! I plan to downsize my own overflowing library soon and add some good adult books, too. The Public Library will also contribute regularly to the selection.
Thanks, Rochester Public Library, for helping us accomplish this great project! Come check out the Squash Blossom Mini Library!