Love of reading inspires Branchville mom

Published 6:44 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

Little Free Library opened this week


Just this past Wednesday, Brandy Vick got the idea to start a library in Branchville. She had been inspired by a friend who told Vick how to do so via the Little Free Library. That’s the growing national movement to encourage people to read, especially in places where full-scale libraries are not readily accessible. Weather-proof containers, such as those at Capron Elementary School or Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Franklin, are set up for people to donate or check out.

In Vick’s case, a large study Rubbermaid box serves as the book depository. Later, she said, a box will be built at the end of her driveway.

“I love to read and so do my kids,” she said. “I just want to give back to the community.”

Registering was apparently as easy as going to the non-profit’s website,

For now, there are just books for babies and children, and Vick said she knows of people wanting to donate books for adults.