Pea Green residents Jim Koffer and Marlene Grippa have installed a "Little Free Library" at the Pea Green Community House.
Started in 2009 by Wisconsin resident Todd Bol, in memory of his mother, a teacher who loved to read, "Little Free Library" is now an international movement. People in 55 countries have installed more than 16,000 dollhouse-sized lending libraries, run on the premise of "take a book, leave a book."
All Pea Green residents are encouraged to stop by to browse the selections. Feel free to take a book that interests you, or drop off a book you would like to share. The bottom section stores children's books, the top is for adults.
The library is small, but the impact can be enormous. This will be a great way to connect with neighbors, get people excited about reading and improve the literacy of our youth. Check out the website, www.little
freelibrary.org to read more about the growing international movement Pea Green is now a part of.
A grand opening will be held Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.