Members of Girl Scout Troop 3140 working on their Silver Award promoting literacy are (from left) Ava D., Maggie A., Abbey L. and Alise P. (courtesy of Troop 3140)
Girl Scouts promote literacy
For our silver award project, our troop decided to promote literacy in our community and beyond.
Little Lending Library
As part of our Silver Award, we have made a Little Lending Library. The library is a part of the sustainability portion of our project and will hopefully be placed at Hoyt Park to promote literacy in our close community and neighborhood. The Library will be filled with books collected from our book drive which we conducted earlier this year. It will include mostly children’s books with a few books for adults as well. A Little Lending Library is a free library that anyone can use by simply taking a book you want out of the library and replacing it with one of your own. This way the Library has a constantly shifting inventory that encourages people to read and explore new books or genres.
Message to the community
We are Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3140. In 2018, we started our Silver Award with the hopes of supporting and increasing literacy in our community. As part of our Silver Award we wanted to directly increase exposure to books in our community. To do so, we decided to build a Little Lending Library. This structure is a hope to expand a love of learning throughout the neighborhood.
What is a Silver Award?
A Silver Award is an award that Cadette Girl Scouts (Girl Scouts in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades) can earn by completing a project. The goal of the project is to improve one aspect of your community and create a lasting effect on it.
Little Lending Library etiquette
A Lending Library is built on the “take one, leave one” philosophy. Our library is full of books that you might not have seen or read before. We encourage you to take one of our books and leave one of your own. We hope you enjoy your reading!
Book of the Month
As part of our Silver Award project we want to promote literacy in our local community. To do this we reached out to the Scripps Ranch Public Library and are now creating a book of the month poster for the children’s section. We have been creating a new poster each month since in hopes of encouraging kids to read and introducing them to new genres. The poster includes information about the recommended book, as well as a coloring page and crossword or word search. These activities will hopefully interest younger kids to embark on the journey that is reading. The Little Free Library is located on the north side of Scripps Ranch Boulevard near Aviary Drive, across from old Vons.