Bernheim’s LITTLE Free Library earns a BIG honor

By Whitney Wurzel

Due to its unique design, creative outreach to friends and neighbors and the enthusiasm of its stewards and patrons, Bernheim’s Little Free Library was recognized as a Little Free Library of Distinction.

During the 2017-18 school year, Miss Fox’s fourth grade class at Mt. Washington Elementary approached us about establishing a Little Free Library. The students discovered that none existed in the county and they proposed locating one at Bernheim, along with designs that included a living roof to match the LEED Platinum Certified Visitor Center. 

Bernheim member and champion woodworker John Beckner used repurposed materials to build the library. The Albert I. Pierce Foundation and Project Learning Tree graciously provided the funding. Now a year old, the library features nature, science, and art books for all ages, while Bernheim offers nearly 16,000 acres of reading hideaways.

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this possible!

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