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Kirkland Opens Little Free Library With Help Of Eagle Scout

Clark Mills, a hamlet of Kirkland, now has a "little" library thanks to a local Eagle Scout, the town supervisor and plenty of volunteers.
Clark Mills, a hamlet of Kirkland, now has a "little" library thanks to a local Eagle Scout, the town supervisor and plenty of volunteers. Photo Credit: ClarkMills/Facebook

CLARK MILLS, N.Y. -- Clark Mills, a hamlet in the Town of Kirkland, population 1,905, might not have enough residents for a library, but it does have an Eagle Scout who wanted to make sure that everyone had something to read during the cold winter months.

That's why Eagle Scout Josiah Abbadessa built a "little" library - which is really just a mailbox-like structure - that allows residents to drop off a book, and take a book. They already have a whole box of books stocked inside.

Abbadessa had plenty of help with the little library including Town Supervisor Bob Meelan, who allowed the Eagle Scout to place the library in front of his store, Chris Fox, president of the library and Shelby Davis, a friend of the library that made the installation happen.

So, if you have a book you're done with, drop it off and pick up a new one. The library is in front Meelan's Market at 4886 Westmoreland Road.

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