Bronze Award Project Completed: Highest Award For Junior Girl Scouts
Edmonson Voice Staff Report, submitted photo:
Two local Junior Girl Scouts from Troop #1591, Evelyn Ulm and Kennedy Webb, have completed their "Bronze Award Project" by constructing what is known as a "Little Free Library." The honor is the highest award achievable for a Junior Girl Scout.
Little Free Libraries are small, front‐yard book exchanges that are located around the world in 80 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. There is now one more, which has been constructed at the entrance of Genesis Edmonson Center in Brownsville, thanks to the two scouts.
The girls hosted a grand‐opening party for their Little Free Library on Tuesday, September 24th with their friends, families, and fellow Girl Scouts.
“We would like to thank some very special people who have helped us with our project,” said Evelyn Ulm. “Mark & Phyllis Miller allowed us to use their woodworking shop and use their tools to create our free library. They shared their time and talents to help us."
Kennedy Webb sent thanked the center's director, Chris Swihart, for allowing the girls to place their Little Free Library at the location.
“This is a special place for me because my Mammaw recently passed away and she lived there," said Kennedy. "We have added a special plaque on the library in her memory.”
According to information provided by Dee Dee Webb, the library offers a way to share favorite books from one's childhood, books recommended to friends, and books that teach, intrigue and engage.
"All of us can help by keeping this collection stocked with good reading material," said the statement provided by Mrs. Webb.
More info on the Little Free Library provided by Mrs. Webb:
Whose Library is this? It belongs to everybody—neighbors, friends, and people we don’t even know yet. Anyone can use it. That’s why we want to take care of it.
Take a book. If you see something you’d like to read, take it. You don’t have to give a book at the same time as you take one.
Share a book. After you’ve read it, share it in any Little Free Library book-sharing box, bring it back here, or pass it on to a friend. Be a friend of all libraries, big and small. Share books whenever you can.
Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit littlefreelibrary.org.
Evelyn is the daughter of Alex and Vanessa Ulm of Chalybeate and Kennedy is the daughter of Joey and Dee Dee Webb of Brownsville.