New small, free Marshall-themed library installed at Tri-State Airport
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Libraries and Cabell County Career Technology Center (CCCTC) unveiled a second Small free library (LFL), this time at Tri-State Airport in Huntington (HTS), on Monday, December 20.
The first LFL was installed in May at Yeager Airport in Charleston (CRW). The Kelly Green M-Shaped Bookcases were created from an idea of ââDr. Kelli Johnson, University Librarian Associate with Marshall.
“Marshall University Libraries support the research and study needs of our students, faculty and staff on campus, âJohnson said. “But we also want the community to know that Marshall is committed to supporting lifelong learning and literacy in our community, and that reading and learning can take place anywhere – in university, at home and on a plane. ”
The libraries were both created by students of the Bret Master in Building Technology at CCCTC.
âI was honored to work with such great people on this project,â Masters said. âI have grown up and lived in this area most of my life and I think itâs great to have had this opportunity to give back a little to the community. I hope that the Marshall Little Free Library will help promote better education and increase interest in reading.
âLooking back, I never dreamed that as a student at Vinson High School, I would build something as great for the community as this project. Marshall University and the Tri-State Airport have been a big part of my life. It’s good to see everyone working together to build a better future for our small community in West Virginia, âadded Masters.
Current participating students include Bladan Bailey, Luke Carter, Chris Childers, Christian Combs, Tielar Cremeans, Jayden Davis, Zerrick Felder, Brad Freeman, Loriona Gilkerson, Logan Hackney, Tyler Hunt, Kayden Lambert, Aiden Lambert-Adkins, Caleb Leffingwell, Joshua Leffingwell, Justin Morrison, Colton Noble, Max Richardson, Drake Ross, Quinton Taylor, Christian Thompson and Zacheriah Wooding.
HTS New Library is in the process of being registered as an Official Small Free Library. Once the charter board has arrived and installed, the library will be included on the world map of all registered LFLs.
“Marshall Libraries also supports the Little Free Libraries at Yeager Airport and in the Fairfield area of ââHuntington (donated by the Marshall’s Student Government Association). More information about Little Free Libraries as well as a world map of LFL locations are available at littlefreelibrary.orgJohnson added.
In addition to promoting literacy by providing books to customers traveling at our local airports, the structures will also provide information about Marshall University and its academic programs.
Customers are encouraged to donate and receive free small libraries when visiting HTS and CRW airports. The LFL will be maintained by Marshall University Libraries. Anyone wishing to donate a book should contact Johnson at [email protected] or 304-696-6567.