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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting for Wee Books Little Lending Library
Wee Books lending library ribbon cutting
On June 3, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting for the Wee Books Little Lending Library located at War Hill Park. - photo by Erica Jones

On Friday June 3, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Wee Books Little Lending Library located at War Hill Park. 

Little Lending Libraries are boxes scattered through the community that contain books available for anyone in the community to come and access. Several lending libraries like the one at War Hill Park are in place throughout Dawson County to provide easy access to free books for anyone who wants one. 

The lending library at War Hill Park is provided by Dawson County Wee Books, a local nonprofit aimed at cultivating a love for literacy in children through sending them free books from birth until they start kindergarten. 

While Wee Books installed the lending library at War Hill Park several years ago, the group has recently revamped the structure to provide an improved asset to the park. This included rebuilding the structure and a fresh coat of paint added by a local artist, portraying the Wee Books annual fundraiser, “Leap for Literacy”. 

According to Wee Books Chairwoman Karmen Pharris, the goal of the lending library is to bring easy access to books to the park, and she and her team couldn’t be more excited about reopening it with all of the recent improvements. 

“We hope that this is a good addition to War Hill,” Pharris said. “I know it’s been popular all these years so we’re excited to have a new and improved one.” 

Before cutting the ribbon, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mandy Power thanked Pharris and her team for all the Wee Books does for the community and for the newly improved lending library. 

“What Wee Books does for our community is super tremendous so we’re super excited to be here to celebrate y’all and the beautiful lending library; I love how they’re all just a little bit different,” Power said. 

The Wee Books Little Lending Library is in War Hill Park, located at 4081 War Hill Park Road. To learn more about Little Lending Libraries and to learn about where else in the community they can be found, go to https://www.dawsonchamber.org/dawson-county-little-lending-library/