Building of the Las Bibliotequitas
Las Bibliotequitas were built by long-time library user William Rhodarmer, and painted by two local young Hispanic women, Marisol Garcia and Elizabeth Martin, under the guidance of their Girl Scout leader Marcia Tate, as a Girl Scout community service project from Troop 30250. The two Bibliotequitas are filled with books for children, teens, and adults in both Spanish and English that anyone may borrow. Similar to how Little Free Libraries work, where people are encouraged to "take a book and return a book." The Bibliotequitas operate on the honor system, where borrowers are entrusted to return any books they borrow to the Bibliotequitas for someone else to enjoy. This project was made possible by the Friends of the Haywood County Public Library.
Las Bibliotequitas is the winner of the 2016 North Carolina Public Library Director Association’s Award for Service and Innovation!