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Little Free Library open at Harris Street Park

Student council members at Fort Mill Elementary School celebrate a ribbon cutting Friday for the Little Free Library at Harris Street Park.
Student council members at Fort Mill Elementary School celebrate a ribbon cutting Friday for the Little Free Library at Harris Street Park. jmarks@fortmilltimes.com

It hadn’t even been dedicated yet, and already the Little Free Library at Harris Street Park housed books students didn’t put there.

“People are already getting the concept, which is great,” said Elizabeth Hart, counselor at Fort Mill Elementary School.

It’s dedicated now, after a swath of students from the school joined parents and town leaders for the task Friday morning. Brown Simpson, parks and recreation director for the town, said a similar library was installed recently at Steele Street Park by a team from Comporium. Harris Street is the second.

“Hopefully folks will get a lot of use out of it,” Simpson said.

The student council at Fort Mill Elementary installed the structure. A school book drive stocked it. There are books for younger and older readers, some from the school and some from people already using it.

“You can take a book at any time,” Hart said.

“You don’t have to return it. You don’t have to return a book at all. We would love for you to bring back a book that maybe you would like to share with other people, but people can take as many books as they would like.”

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