The community is invited to attend the dedication of the first Little Free Library in Worcester County on Friday, December 14th at 5 pm during Berlin’s Second Friday Art Stroll. The Little Free Library concept is simple: decorate a waterproof box, fill it with books, place it in a public space, and offer the books to people on the “take a book give a book” principle. Little Free Libraries are located all over the world and promote community, literacy, and public art. Ocean City’s Red Doors Community Center at St. Paul’s By-The-Sea is creating a local network of Little Free Libraries to span northern Worcester County. The first Red Doors Little Library was donated to the Worcester County Arts Council, decorated by co-op artist Larry Wisniewski, and is located in front of the Arts Council building at 6 Jefferson Street in Berlin. The Little Library will be officially open to the public on Friday, December 14th at 5 pm during Berlins’ Second Friday Art Stroll.
The next Red Doors Little Library will be installed and dedicated on 3rd Street in Ocean City on Sunday, January 27th at 12 pm. The dedication will be followed that day by a Little Libraries Builder’s Day event, where the public is invited to help construct and paint Little Libraries to be installed in other locations throughout the county in 2013. The Worcester County Arts Council has awarded The Red Doors Community Center a grant to assist in this goal. More information about Little Free Libraries is available at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org. For more information, please contact Fawn Mete, director of The Red Doors Community Center at 410.289.5576 or Anna Mullis, executive director of the Worcester County Arts Council at 410.641.0809.