Monday, March 7, 2016

Community kiosk gives Upper Peninsula a little library and info hub

Take a look at the new book nook

Posted by Dustin Waters on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 4:40 PM

click to enlarge The new community kiosk and library is located at the intersection of Meeting, Morrison, and Mt. Pleasant streets - DUSTIN WATERS
  • Dustin Waters
  • The new community kiosk and library is located at the intersection of Meeting, Morrison, and Mt. Pleasant streets
Residents in the Upper Peninsula now have a sign post for community information. Located at the intersection of Meeting, Morrison, and Mt. Pleasant streets, a community kiosk has been installed to provide residents and organizations with a centralized location to share neighborhood news, leave messages, or just pick up a book to read.

Funded by a grant from local nonprofit Enough Pie, the project was led by Pamela Simons and designed by Charleston architect Aaron Bowman. The eight-foot structure consists of three sides, each serving a different purpose. One side can be used for posting signs and fliers, while another space is available for leaving hand-written messages or drawings.

The kiosk’s third side houses the community’s one and only “Free, Little Library.” Made up of nine mailboxes, each labeled with a specific genre — including romance, history, young adult, children’s, magazines, and community fliers — the kiosk gives passersby the opportunity to borrow some reading material, and donations of gently used books are welcome.

According to Enough Pie’s website, other contributors to the project include designer and builder Paul Gibson of Cline Homes, Charlie Letts, Chandler Threatt, and Brittany Bates.

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