GENESEO – Family, friends, and even Mayor Hatheway came to Highland Park on Tuesday to the opening ceremony for the Little Free Library, created and presented by a recent Geneseo High School graduate.
Megan Mikolajczyk, 17, created what she calls the “Little Free Library” as a part of her Gold Award project for the local Girl Scouts, and as a way to leave part of her passion with the community as she heads off to college in Buffalo.
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“I have been working on this since August 21 of last year,” said Mikolajczyk. “I always wanted to do something like this, and it took a long time to figure out how to do it. This is really my perfection piece, or my last ta-da. I was in the Girl Scouts for 12 years, and this is for my Gold Award, which is the highest ranking for me in Girl Scouts. I started small with everything and worked up to this, with the help of family, co-workers and friends, even people I didn’t really know. I’m really happy with how it turned out.”
Megan will be attending Daemen College in Buffalo in the fall.
Her Little Free Library works on an honor policy, with children and adult visitors to the park encouraged to take a book and leave a book.
The Little Free Library will always be accepting donations as well.