Little Free Library in Bruce Mines

Little Free Library in Bruce Mines

The Bruce Mines & District Chamber of Commerce invited members and community leaders out Tuesday night to their After 6 event and unveiling of their new little free library at the Bruce Mines waterfront. 

Chamber members Cheryl MacKay (L) Jim McCulloch (R)
Chamber members Cheryl MacKay (L) Jim McCulloch (R)
The Little Free Library movement is a growing world wide trend, with over 40,000 officially registered with www.littlefreelibrary.org in every different shape and size you can imagine. 

The idea to have a LFL in Bruce Mines was suggested by member Cheryl MacKay in the fall of 2016. "I loved visiting LFLs throughout northern Michigan last summer. We found them in downtown parks, along cycling trails, and at the Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce, which made me think it would be a great project for our chamber to take on."

Chamber member Jim McCulloch spent the winter months putting his woodworking talent and tools to work. As a result, he built and donated an incredible, not so little, lighthouse library to the chamber.  Thanks to an another generous donor, the lighthouse is even equipped with a solar light on top.

Cheryl will be the Library Steward, but has enlisted the help of four library volunteers, Kaitlyn, Mariah, Emma and Celia, who will keep it filled up and cleaned up throughout the summer. "We will also be working with the BMPAU Public Library to promote literacy, and share resources and donated books."

Books left at the LFL will be stamped with a custom "Bruce Mines" stamp which will spread the word about the library and the community, as the book travels from place to place.

Make sure to sign the guest book when you visit.
Make sure to sign the guest book when you visit.

The LFL has been fitted with a dog hook, so dog walkers have a handy place to hang the leash and hold their pet, as they peruse the selection of books.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by and "take a book, or leave a book". Also be sure to sign the guest book, to show you were there.  

Pictured above: First visitors to the new library, Melissa and daughters (L) and volunteer Mariah Phillips (R).