Retired librarian speaks to Kiwanis members

by | February 8, 2019 2:31 pm

The Kiwanis Club met Tuesday, January 29, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. for one of its weekly meetings. President Cheryl Goodman presided.

Twenty members welcomed one guest, Renee McNeely, who was on hand to speak.

Following an introduction by program host Cindy Ware, McNeely delivered a presentation about a non-profit organization called Little Free Library, which puts small libraries in neighborhoods for a take-a-book, share-a-book type program. McNeely retired after many years as Swainsboro Middle School’s librarian, but she isn’t out of library work yet—she officially operates Little Free Library No. 47552 at her house. She informed the Kiwanians that anyone can donate to the 75,000 plus Little Free Libraries, especially her little library. A recent survey revealed that 73 percent of people using these types of libraries say they meet more neighbors and 92 percent say they have a friendlier neighborhood, according to McNeely.

Before she departed from the Kiwanis Club last week, she recited…

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