Litchfield Elementary School District

Introducing the little library are Abigail Cox, Skylar Tew, Sophia Tew, Emily Shanafelt, Marley Dickerson and Aubrey Farris.

During the summer, Litchfield Elementary School current students and alumni demonstrated their school spirit with a campus project that expands students’ access to books and encourages a love of reading. 

As an extension to the library at Litchfield Elementary School, a floating library has been installed for students. The little library was designed, created and donated by Hardwoodz Handcrafted, whose owner is a former Litchfield Elementary School parent. 

Girl Scout Troop 2650, all former Litchfield Elementary School students ranging from ages 13 to 16, volunteered to help. 

Thrilled to return to their alma mater, the girls met during the summer to dig, pour cement and install the library. Girl Scout Troop 2320, all second grade students, also volunteered and collected book donations to help get the library started. 

Inspired by the cover illustrations of popular children’s books, Litchfield Elementary School school aide Rebecca Eaton hand-painted several titles to decorate the area around the little library. Both troops filled the shelves and ceremoniously installed the sign on the front of the library.

The little wooden, house-shaped box filled with books sits under the shade of a big tree students pass on their way to lunch and recess. This new library provides an opportunity for Litchfield Elementary School students to share a book from home that they enjoy and find a new book to love.