On Monday May 24, the Dawson County Woman’s Club and Dawson County Chamber of Commerce joined Robinson Elementary fifth graders to officially cut the ribbon on the 2021 fifth grade class project: the county’s newest Little Free Library.
Construction of the library was a joint effort between the fifth grade class and the Dawson County Woman’s Club.
According to Woman’s Club member MG Finch, the Woman’s Club joined members of the fifth grade class on May 13 to install several plants around the library as part of the school’s Wonder Day project.
In a brief presentation before the ribbon cutting, Robinson Elementary Principal Page Arnette thanked the Woman’s Club and the students for their hard work on the project.
According to Arnette, the elementary school’s new little free library is part of a greater effort which has seen the installation of hundreds of little free libraries across the country.
“There are other ones like this already in our community, but as you travel and you go off to school and travel around the country be looking for these,” Arnette said. “Feel free to take a book from one and make sure you leave a book for someone else cause that’s what they’re all about.”
Arnette told the fifth graders that even as they move on from the elementary school into middle school, the library will be a reminder of their time at Robinson Elementary School.
“Our future students who are in student leadership here at Robinson will be the stewards of this little free library,” Arnette said. “They’ll make sure it’s stocked with books and make sure to keep it cleaned out, so the students in the future will continue to take care of it.”
Following Arnette’s comments, members of the Woman’s Club joined members of the fifth grade class and members of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce to officially cut the ribbon on the project.
To visit the new library, go by Robinson Elementary School at 1150 Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.