Local Girl Scout Troop Partners with City to Bring  Little Free Library to Bauer Park

SEGUIN, Texas – A little piece of the past will remain at Bauer Park where the Seguin Public Library once stood at 717 E. College Street. Thanks to a local girl scout troop, books will remain a part of the Seguin Public Library’s former location for years to come.

Members Girl Scout Troop 4921 combined their love for books and parks into their Bronze Award Project to create a Little Free Library at Bauer Park for the community to enjoy. The Bronze Award Project is the highest award an elementary school-age Girl Scout can earn.

“The Little Library's location in Bauer Park is perfect given this site was home to Seguin's original stand-alone Library for approximately 50 years,” said Jack Jones, Director of the Seguin Parks and Recreation Department.  “The Little Library is a small reminder of the old Library's history in the park,” he said. 

The troop raised money for the project through bake sales at Concerts in the Park over the summer. They collected books and puzzles to fill the library prior to installation.

The girl scouts will serve as stewards of the little free library by keeping it clean, maintained and refilling it with books and puzzles. Community members are encouraged to take a book, trade a book or donate a book to the little free library.

The recently installed Little Free Library has proven to be a welcome addition to Bauer Park. Troop Leader Denise Crettenden said that the girl scouts have already replenished the library with additional books and puzzles since the Little Library was placed in the park.

Little Free Library at Bauer Park BEST Group Photo

Members of Girl Scout Troop 4921 are pictured with their “Little Free Library” Bronze Award Project. Pictured front from left to right: Daniella, Eleanor, Mary Elizabeth, Kyleigh, Addison, Taylor and Kyra. Pictured back row left to right: Jack Jones, City of Seguin Parks and Recreation Director; Troop 4921 Leader Denise Crettenden; Jacki Gross, Director of Seguin Public Library and Silvia Christy, Assistant Director of Seguin Public Library.

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