Milledgeville teen gives books to the needy
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) – A Milledgeville teenager, with a big heart, is encouraging kids in her community to exchange t.v. remotes, for books.
For 13-year-old Emily Frazier, “Emily’s Little Free Library” started out as a project to earn a badge for her girl scout vest. It became much more meaningful to her, as she genuinely wants to give back to kids in her community.
“A lot of people don’t come here, or know that it’s here, and I want people to come out and enjoy it and read and have some fun,” Frazier said.
Emily’s Little Free Library was her project to earn a Silver Award in Girl Scouts.
“Some books [are] from our friends, family, some of these were from our old books and some of these are just books from old libraries and teachers rooms,” she said.
After she receives her badge, the Little Free Library has permanent home at Huley Park in Milldegeville.
“I love to see people read. It’s great seeing little kids reading. When they first learn to read, they love it and they grow apart from it and I don’t want kids to grow a part from it,” Frazier said.
She hopes the library attracts kids to Huley Park to get outside, play and read. Rather than being glued to the television.
“So they can be on different adventures, at all times,” Frazier said.
Inside the books, there’s a stamp.
“That says: “Read it. Return it. Love it,” she said.
Kids can pick a book, read it, take it or replace it with a book of their own. Frazier says she’s excited seeing kids interact with the library.
“I was really surprised to see the books moved around and it made me feel so happy that somebody came out here and got something, or at least went through it,” Frazier said.
She plans to keep checking in on the Little Free Library, and will refill it as needed.