Little Free Library Inauguration Day in Pearblossom
Pearblossom – On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Inauguration Day arrived for a little library. The community’s Little Free Library was opened to the community by Christopher Minsal and Dominique Ballante. The book box is located in front of the Pearblossom Post Office.
Artist Chris Minsal created the box for Dominique, painted and water-proofed it using recycled materials. Chris said, “I repurposed some of the community’s history in creating this book box.”
Dominic said, “I am very excited to do this for this community. We have books to exchange, books to donate. The libraries are closed and too far away so we have Little Free Library opening its arms to everyone. We operate on the honor system. We ask that everyone respect the book they receive and return it when they are done reading. Book donations are welcome.”
Little Free Library is a nonprofit that helps to build community, inspires readers and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries. Little Free Library book-sharing boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books and encouraging a love of reading in areas where books are scarce. Where children and adults cannot access books due to library closures, these little libraries help fill that void. Books must be near to the home and easily accessible.
In addition to this project, Chris is President of the Pearblossom Rural Town Council. Dominique serves as a Trustee on the Keppel Union School District Board of Trustees. They both contribute in many ways toward the betterment of their community.
Always Open. Everyone Welcome.
Photo / Story : Shirley Harriman
For more information on the Little Free Library system: https://littlefreelibrary.org/about/