By Ralphine Major

It stands on the grounds of the Gibbs Ruritan Park near the highway.  The day I visited the free little library, both shelves were chock-full of books!

Free Little Libraries have sprung up all across the nation in recent years with the creative idea to “take a book, leave a book.”  Carrie Ryan and her husband are responsible for constructing the Lending Library for the Gibbs Community.  It is not surprising that the mother of three would invest in a project to encourage reading among children.

Give the gift of reading by stopping by the “Lending Library” at 7827 Tazewell Pike in front of the Gibbs Ruritan Club Building.  Everyone is welcome!  What a wonderful way to instill the love of reading in children!



Farragut Book Fest will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11408  Municipal Center Drive.  All three books in the series “Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin,” along with “Moondance of the Fireflies” and “Little Teddy’s Big Adventures” will be available.  See you at the festival!