Our First Little Free Library
A GIFT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY
Here is a sneak peek at the first "Little Free Library” in Port Jervis. Due to the efforts of Selina Tedesco, who beautifully painted the Little Free Library, and Jason Berg who artfully designed and constructed the structure, we have our first Little Free Library.
We are grateful to parents Elaine Tedesco and Peg Berg, members of the Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library who so willingly shared their children's talents.
The beautifully decorated box has a railroad theme as a reminder of our City's history. The Little Free Library is a small waterproof structure that can hold approximately 25 books, for readers of all ages. Little Free Libraries are built and created to promote literacy and the love of readingby building free book exchanges.The philosophy is – take a book, leave a book.
The Little Free Library in Port Jervis will make its permanent home in front of the Port Jervis City Hall on Hammond Street. The Little Free Library is a gift to the community from the Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library.
Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library
The Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library is an organization of volunteers dedicated to furthering and improving the Port Jervis Free Library. In 2006, they formed a core group of dedicated readers who wanted to help the library and the community. Through their amazing efforts, they have evolved into an energetic group of over 100 members that contributes through the booksale and other fundraising efforts.
To join the "Friends of the Library," please call Sue Clayton (845) 856-5907. To volunteer in the booksale room please call Carol Lamoreaux (845) 856-3741. The Friends of the Library meet at 2 PM on the third Thursday of every month at the Port Jervis Free Library. New members are always welcome. Please consider joining the Friends at $10 per person. Membership applications are available at the front desk of the library.
Friends Board of Directors
Chris Farlekas, President
Sue Clayton, Vice President
Margaret DiSilvestro, Treasurer
Sue Gillinder, Secretary
The Book Cellar