Help wanted for Eagle Scout project

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Wood pieces have already been cut and stained for assembly into new Little Free Libraries that will grace neighborhoods around Scarborough.

Chris Rayner, an Eagle Scout candidate from Scarborough, is looking for volunteers to help him construct several Little Free Libraries to be placed around town.

Rayner is holding a work session on Friday, Nov. 11, from noon-4 p.m. at 6 Neptune Road in Old Orchard Beach for anyone who wants to help out. Once the boxes for books are built, Rayner will then install them, making Scarborough home to a dozen Little Free Libraries.

Emily Read, president of the board of trustees at the Scarborough Public Library, is working with Rayner on his project.

“I believe that Little Free Libraries are so popular because they are all about literacy, community engagement, reusing and repurposing materials, the shared economy, creativity and neighborliness,” she said this week. “From the people who use Little Free Libraries, to the organizations and local businesses that have supported the effort, this project has been enthusiastically embraced.”

In addition to the Scarborough Public Library, Romeos Pizza, Project GRACE, the Scarborough Kindness Project, Welch Sign and Ron Forest & Sons Fence Co. have been among the local businesses and community organizations that have offered support and materials to Rayner.

– Kate Irish Collins

Wood pieces have already been cut and stained for assembly into new Little Free Libraries that will grace neighborhoods around Scarborough.

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