Little Free Library placed and dedicated on Main Street
BENNINGTON — At noon on Sunday, the congregation, neighbors and friends of Green Mountain Christian Center gathered at The Corner Park at the church to dedicate the opening of the newly constructed Little Free Library. The Little Free Library is colorfully decorated with animal scenes on three sides, a wooden shingle roof and an array of inviting books for any visitor to enjoy. It sits in the park facing Main Street for all to visit.
The library is registered with The Little Free Library Sharing Network which is over 70,000 participates strong. The Little Free Library will be on the "World Map" which will direct people to downtown Main Street.
The library will include different genres of books ranging from Bibles to non-fiction to fiction to best sellers to children Books. Actually, with the "Take a Book, Leave a Book" policy it will be interesting to see the variety of interests.
The ceremony began with Green Mountain Christian Center Pastor Dustin Bell praying over the library and he spoke about the church"s commitment to encourage and support the Bennington downtown and community. Marge Sherman, on violin, played "Amazing Grace" and "He Has the Whole World in His Hands."
Kate OKlein spoke briefly about the library and introduced John Shanahan, director of the Bennington Downtown Alliance, who spoke of his appreciation of Green Mountain Christian Center and their commitment to the community since they moved onto Main Street.
OKlein and Shanahan then untied the ribbon and officially opened the Little Free Library to the public.
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