There are 10 Free Little Libraries located throughout Calhoun County at various parks, restaurants, area businesses and more. These libraries were built in 2019 by the CCCF with donated supplies but due to damage from weather conditions they are in need of repair and ongoing maintenance. If you would like to sponsor one of our new Little Libraries please complete the form below.
Who can sponsor a Little Library?
- Anyone can! An Individual, or family, an organization, a business, or a church group. We welcome everyone to get involved and support the rural reading initiative.
What does sponsoring a Little Library mean?
- When you sponsor a library you agree to pay for the cost of the library build, maintain the cleanliness of the library and keep it stocked with books on a regular basis. Please report any damage to the CCCF.
How much does it cost to sponsor a Little Library?
The cost of a library sponsorship is $110 for the initial build and then $50 annually if you renew. The CCCF does not profit from the sponsorship of a little library. Funds are used for initial construction, repairs, and ongoing improvement of the project.
Who builds the Little Library?
- The Calhoun County Community Foundation has partnered with local builders and artists who will be constructing/designing all of the libraries in order to maintain a cohesive look.
Can I sponsor a library in honor of or in memory of someone?
- Yes! On the form below there is a space for you to complete that information. There will be signage on the library stating who it is sponsored by and who it is sponsored in honor/memory of.
Do I need to live near the Little Library I or my organization sponsors?
- Yes. We do ask that you live in the general vicinity of your sponsored library so that it is easy for you to maintain and check on periodically. For example, if you live in Altha, it may be difficult for you to maintain a library in Kinard.
Little Libraries are currently located at the following places...
1. El Jalisco
2. Ramsey's Cash Savers
3. Smith’s Grocery
4. Kinard Park
5. Cooper's Park
6. Four Mile Creek Park
7. Sam Atkins Park
8. Sweet Spoon Downtown on Central Ave.
9. Ocheesee Park (currently removed)
10. (currently removed)