WEST LOGAN, W.Va. — When you think of the Lions Club you think of eye glasses and other vision related charitable works. But for some time now the members of the Lions Club of Logan have been working on a new project that is rooted in vision. Several months ago the Lions agreed to start a new project — a free Little Lending Library. The idea behind the concept is simple. Place a small container full of donated books in a public place where people can check out a book and return it, or donate new books by placing them inside the container.
Once the first Little Lending Library was completed and stocked in Logan, the group decided to expand on the idea and start another one. On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 several members of the club descended upon the town of West Logan where they installed the newest Little Lending Library outside of Town Hall.
Members found a good spot for the device and began loading it with books as residents and members of the Town Council stopped by to check out the project.
“It looks like they have their first customer,” said Mayor Darren Akers, referring to a cook book checked out by Council Member Delores Murray.
“This is appropriate,” Police Chief Robert Ward, said, pointing out the town’s municipal court judge is a voracious reader and has a house full of books. “He could definitely make some donations,” the mayor agreed.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.