Members of the Gwinnett County Executive Competence, Excellence and Leadership (EXCEL) management development program hosted a dedication ceremony for a Little Free Library that has been built in the Rich Martin Community.
The 20 EXCEL participants partnered with the Lawrenceville Housing Authority to install the Little Free Library in addition to an outdoor bench for the children in the Rich Martin Community to enjoy.
In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by to pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. By January 2015, the total number of registered Little Free Libraries in the world was estimated to be nearly 25,000, with thousands more being built.
Community response to the project has been generous. Lowes of Suwanee, Luxury Landscape of Lawrenceville and The First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville have all helped bring the vision to life with donated materials and lunches for the children on the day of the dedication.