[Lake Ridge, Va.] ‐ [September 20, 2016] ‐ The Prince William SPCA and Girl Scout Troop 1917 are proud to announce that they are the stewards of two new Little Free Libraries. The Junior Troop from Lake Ridge, VA, had an idea to sponsor the libraries to earn their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. The girls love animals and wanted to share that passion through the libraries and animal-themed books. They decided there was no better place to have the libraries than at the Prince William County Animal Shelter and the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center. To help with the cost of the $1,500 project, the troop partnered with the Prince William SPCA.
The libraries were installed in late August and are open for business. Visitors are encouraged to take an animal book home or leave an unwanted book there to share with others. The library also features an informational brochure box, and a dog leash hook to keep Fido safe while visitors browse.
The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of the library at the Prince William County Animal Shelter on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 2 PM as part of the Shelter’s Fall Event. The shelter is located at 14807 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112.
Prince William SPCA and Girl Scout Troop 1917’s Little Free Library Locations:
Prince William County Animal Shelter
14807 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112
Manassas City Animal Adoption Center
10039 Dean Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
About the Prince William SPCA
The Prince William SPCA is an all-volunteer organization established to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County, Virginia, area. The organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. To learn more, visit www.pwspca.org.
About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Scouting makes her vision a reality by helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. To learn more, visit www.girlscouts.org
About the Little Free Libraries
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.