Little Libraries Post Up in Mercer County Town

Oct 29, 2014

This Little Library is perched on Concord University's campus in Athens, W.Va.
Credit Jessica Lilly

The town of Athens has made it easier for folks to access books in town. The town was one of thousands across the country to open an official Little Library.

There are three “Little Libraries” throughout the town of Athens made possible by the Little Free Library Organization.  Essentially, it’s a box full of books that sits on a pole about 5 feet tall.  

The libraries are intended for residents and students to give a book and/or take a book from the boxes. So far book traffic out of the Little Libraries in Athens has been steady.

The Little Free Library organization is a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.

The project was made possible with support from the West Virginia Humanities Council, the Town of Athens and Concord University