Bethesda UMC Dedicates 'Little Free Library'


The congregation at Bethesda UMC in Lawrenceville recently dedicated a Little Free Library on the church lawn. 

The Little Free Library movement is an international effort to invite communities to build a “take a book, return a book” box that can become a gathering place for neighbors to share their favorite literature and stories. In other words, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

Church member Beth Tuttle inspired the effort at Bethesda. She had a friend build the box, which her daughters painted, and others set it in the ground. Then church pastor, Rev. Jessica Terrell, led the dedication after a recent church service.

The Little Free Library is perfect for the church because it has a high traffic sidewalk in front with mothers and children in strollers passing by regularly.  

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