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Photo by Hank Lohmeyer An official (#52838) Little Free Library has been placed on the front porch of the Stolte Shed. The Little Free Library is for public use to borrow, return, keep, or donate books for the no-cost use by others. The Little Free Librar

A new Cedaredge Little Free Library is located on the porch of the Stolte Shed. It was officially dedicated last week during the annual Senior Tea for graduating CHS senior young women, an event hosted by the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club. The Little Free Library is a community service project of the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club.

The Little Free Library is a world wide project that makes books of all kinds available to the public at no cost or obligation. Users may take, return, keep, or donate volumes as they choose at the Little Free Library location.

The Little Free Library at the Stolte Shed was built by Jim Schweitert of Cedaredge. The members of the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club chose to bring the new institution to Cedaredge in honor of a club member who recently passed away -- Verity Martin.

The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society was generous and a key element in allowing the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club to establish the Little Free Library on the Stolte's front porch. One of the requirements of the international free reading project is that the library units themselves must be established on private property.

The Cedaredge Women's Literary Club members are working to establish their second Little Free Library location Cedaredge. That location will be dedicated to Ray Petersen, a long-time generous supporter of the food bank who used to make a community service of bringing books to the food distributions for others. Those books came from the Friends of the Cedaredge Public Library recycling project. Ray is no longer a member of the community, but his many contributions will be remembered by a Little Free Library location, club members say.

Little Free Library is an international organization which sponsors over 50,000 of the locations worldwide. There is a website where every Little Free Library location in the world can be found. Cedaredge's Little Free Library is an official, registered location in the worldwide network. The Pioneer Town Little Free Library is registered as #52838.

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