‘Little Free Library’ Installed in Merchants Park Downtown

Next time you are in downtown Union City, be sure to walk over to Merchants Park and check out the newly-installed Little Free Library (LFL), donated by the Gibson Family. Jessica Gibson, member of the Obion County Friends of the Library, is the inspiration behind this unique idea. She installed her own LFL at her home, and had a desire to install one in the community of Union City. Her late father-in-law started building the one that is now installed in Merchants Park, which makes this a very special addition to her and her husband.

“Having the Little Free Library installed in downtown Union City means a lot to my family,” said Gibson. “This one is extra special because it was the last project my husband’s father worked on before he passed away a few months ago. We hope this LFL encourages children and adults to pick up a book/leave a book and be inspired by whatever they may read.”

The Obion County Friends of the Library will maintain the LFL in downtown Union City and make sure books are stocked.

About the Little Free Library

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization with a mission to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Library book-exchange boxes. The book-exchange boxes contain completely free books where members of the community are invited to Take A Book/Leave A Book. People can bring their own books to share with others or simply peruse and choose books to take from the box. The LFL organization believes all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.

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