New 45-book ‘library’ opening in Milford


Sunday, Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m., Promont, 906 Main St., Milford

Libraries aren’t what they used to be.

Take, for instance, the Little Free Library that is about to open on the grounds of Promont in Milford.

Little Free Libraries, a phenomenon now numbering 36,000 worldwide, operate on a simple concept. Take a book; leave a book.

The latest one is a project of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.

The little library will hold up to 45 history-themed books of all types, including a variety on local history. It will be accessible 24/7. Particular credit goes to the GMAHS History Readers Book Club, according to Donna Amann, the society’s administrator.

Book club members assembled, painted and added a roof, then mounted the library, and contributed volumes to begin the exchange.

The grand opening Aug. 13 will feature light refreshments, self-guided Promont tours and book-related door prizes. Visitors are encouraged to take a history-related book (paperback, hard-cover or audio) for the library.

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