Elmcroft resident Betty Davisson browses through the Little Free Library at the assisted living center. (Submitted photo)
Elmcroft resident Betty Davisson browses through the Little Free Library at the assisted living center. (Submitted photo)
ELIDA — Seventh-grade Language Arts teacher Donna Peters was inspired when she first saw Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis. These community library boxes are popping up all over the world and we will now have four of them in the Elida community.

Last school year, Peters’ classes built, decorated and filled the libraries with books to be shared via the honor system.

Her class received donations to help with the material costs from the PTO and the principal’s fund, and 50 percent of the material costs from our Lowe’s store. Bus driver Larry Flick helped with construction as well as Intervention Specialist Mrs. Bassett.

They are now installed at four locations in the Elida area:

— Behind Elida Elementary School near the playground

— In the front yard of an Elida resident on Buttercup Drive in the Laurel Oaks neighborhood (This location has a Geo-cache)

— In the lobby of Elmcroft Assisted Living Center on Elm Street

— At Sherwood Pool in the Community Room

Please visit these libraries and bring a book to swap.