Six Eighth Grade Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 357 completed their Silver Award Project and held a dedication ceremony yesterday. The team designed and built a Little Free Library Box and dedicated it to the families of Jasper. The Little Free Library Box is located at the main entrance to the Jaycee Park located at 1411 Bartley Street. The Scouts were sponsored by the Jasper Parks and Recreation Department and were granted permission from the Jasper Parks Board and the City Mayor to install the Little Free Library Box at the Jaycee Park.
The Scouts modeled the Library Box in honor of the newly refurbished Little White School House, recently moved from its original location in the county near Ireland and now located near downtown Jasper. The Scouts applied for and received a grant from the Dubois County Endowment Foundation for half of the cost of the project. The Scouts earned the remaining funds through hosting events for local Girl Scouts and scooping ice cream at their ice cream booth at the Dubois County 4H Fair.
The Scouts completed a book donation drive at their Jasper Middle School and collected over 600 donated books for starting inventory for the Little Free Library. The Scouts are very proud of their newly completed project and feel that the Little Free Library Box concept of “Take a Book, Leave a Book” is a wonderful addition to the Jaycee Park.