When you drive past the Village Hall you will notice something new and different mounted next to the front door. It is a Little Free Library. Little Free Libraries are placed in local communities, such as Greenview, throughout Illinois. There are presently 20,000 Little Free Libraries around the world and ours is number 22,684. Village Trustee Norm Hofmann, with the Athens Municipal Library’s director and board president, attended the Little Free Libraries workshop sponsored by the Illinois State Library and built our communities Little Free Library.
Little Free Libraries are free book exchanges where anyone may take a book or leave a book to share with others. There are no rules, no late fees and everyone can take part. Our Little Free Library has been stocked with books by Friends of Athens Municipal library which services this area. Presently, there are children and adult books available in our Little Free Library for community member’s use. The only thing the village board asks is when you take a book, if possible, leave a book to share with others. When the Little Free Library is empty the Friends of Athens Municipal library will provide more books. Our goal is to promote the enjoyment of reading by our community members. Stop and see the variety of books that are available in our Little Free Library and if you would like, take one.