New Little Free Library
Installed on December 31, 2016 on the Eldorado Oval, next to one of the East side benches is Hallcrest Heights' first Little Free Library. This miniature townhouse-inspired library is one of 40,000 placed in communities around the nation. You may have seen some in Arlington County or all over Richmond where they have been wildly successful in lending free books to residents of all ages. This idea was the brainchild of a man in Wisconsin, who set up a nonprofit company to help design and charter these libraries to re-interest all ages in re-establishing the reading habit. The result has been to bring together residents in communities such as Hallcrest by providing donated books (not discarded books) of interest to all ages.
Special thanks to the dedicated residents who made this project come to life, including architect Martha Suzuki, resident county teacher, Paige Saba, and super construction engineer (and Board member) Glenn Crumley.