Little Free Library Hits Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The new Grand Valley Magazine hit store shelves Friday, and inside is a special story about a couple who's decided to bring a little generosity to Grand Junction by installing a little free library. It should be fun, if you're not having fun and enjoying life, then what's the point? Those are the wise words spoken by Ira Creasman, a librarian at Fruita Monument High School. "Books are important, and I think sharing books is important, and this is a nice, easy way to do it," said Creasman. Creasman built the little free library with his dad about a month ago. It was one of the last things they enjoyed together before his father recently passed away from throat cancer. "This was one of the last things he built, so it's kind of a memorial to him now," said Creasman. The little free library is an organization that promotes the sharing of books. It started in Wisconsin, and has spread throughout the nation. However, this is the first little library in Grand Junction. "There's no charge, we're not going to monitor it. We don't have an inventory of all the books, it's totally free," said Creasman. Creasman says building the little library with his dad is a memory he'll cherish forever. "It's a combination of the two things we really loved. He really liked building spaces that were interesting, unique and important, and I really love books. So, them being combined is nicely symbolic," said Creasman. The little library is located on 14th Street and Elm Avenue, near Colorado Mesa University. This story is also written by Ira Creasman himself in the newly released Grand Valley Magazine January/February issue, which was distributed Friday.