By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 13, 2019
HAHIRA, Ga. (WCTV) -- South Georgia bookworms have a new way to give back.
Hahira will be installing its first 'Free Little Library.' The project was all done by volunteers and is expected to go up Thursday.
The idea is to 'give one, take one.' All the books inside the box are free for anyone to take home.
"Literacy is a huge thing, so we want to make sure that people have those resources available to them. A lot of people don't even realize that we have an outstanding library right here in Hahira, so we just want this to be a complement to it," said Emily Davenport, Hahira Main Street Director. "Some people work the regular hours the library is open and can't get to it when it's open, so we want to make sure that, if you get off at 9:00 at night and you just want to swing by and pick up a book, you can."
The library will be going up somewhere in downtown. Hundreds of books have already been donated for the library, and city staff said they hope to install more throughout the city.