Little Free Library…A Welcome Stop On The Appalachian Trail

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Little Free Library…A Welcome Stop On The Appalachian Trail

Pawling Library board members, Karen Franco and Wanda Rusiecki have, not only a passion for the Pawling Library’s main location and services on Broad Street in Pawling village, but  they are the current caretakers of the Little Free Library, situated on the Appalachian Trail.  The Little Free Library, a service of the Pawling Free Library, is specifically located at the Telephone Pioneer shelter on the Pawling segment of the Appalachian Trail.. It’s a “leave a book, take a book” arrangement for hikers to offload and refresh their reading supplies to the LFL. “Especially in the busy summer and fall months, we are delighted to meet up with “through” hikers at the shelter preparing for their day on the trail. They unanimously praise the availability of the LFL, grateful to pack some new reading for their journey,” Ms. Rusiecki happily explained.
 
Karen and Wanda can be found regularly hiking to the LFL with replacement reading material and to tend to periodic upkeep. After their most recent visit, Karen said, “Wanda and I met these long-distance hikers at the AT shelter. They both were reading books on the trail and said thank you for maintaining the Little Free Library.”  Wanda concluded, “Thanks to our generous book donors who provide new and gently used books for the Library’s annual giant book sale, we are able to keep the LFL well stocked. The LFL is a welcome service for our visitors.”

Author: Harlem Valley News