Hillsboro Girl Scouts Set Up Free Libraries

Girl Scout Troop 70003 recently presented a completed Little Free Library to the Town of Hillsboro and Hillsboro Charter Academy.

The miniature library resembles the Old Hillsboro Post Office and will be placed on the grounds between the Old Stone School and Hillsboro Charter Academy. Little Free Library is a program run by a nonprofit organization that is meant to inspire a love of reading and build community by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

Troop 70003 created a total of three little libraries. One will be placed near the Chapman DeMary Trail in Purcellville and the location for the final one has yet to be announced.

The scouts were involved in all aspects of the planning process, including attending a Hillsboro Town Council meeting to present their ideas and receive permission to place the library on school grounds.

They also sent letters to area businesses seeking donations. They thanked several people and companies who donated supplies and gift cards to see the libraries creation: Joe Hebert, The Home Depot in Leesburg, the Badger family, Ann Moran and the Ladies Auxiliary, the Norris family, and the Lowes in Leesburg.

The troop’s leaders are Andrea McDuffee, Amy Goodyear and Kelly Herring.

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