A new, Free Family Library has been constructed outside the Escalon United Methodist Church, EUMC, at 2000 Jackson Ave., corner of Highway 120 and Brayton Avenue.
“We’d seen a number of the little libraries in the area, which are part of a national association, and were intrigued by the idea,” explained Pastor Peggy Bosch. “But we wanted to provide books for every age level, including adults, as well as booklets, information on upcoming events and anything interesting we thought others may enjoy sharing.”
Chris Werner, a member of EUMC, constructed the mini-library which was placed beside the sidewalk in front of the church, next to small driveway/parking lot, which makes it easy for drivers to get on and off Jackson Avenue and also makes it easy and safe for walkers to stop and check it out. People in the community are encouraged to take a book to read, keep it, return it, or replace it with a book they would like to share. New and used books are added often and the library is checked regularly so that content is appropriate for a general audience of readers.
All in the community are encouraged to come by and check it out.