A historic building in Oronogo opens its doors to house the first Little League Library in town.
15 years ago, a group of women in Oronogo received donated books and wanted to open a library, but were unable to find a building to use.
A few years ago a new group of women found books in the current building downtown, and so they have begun putting several libraries around town.
Little League Libraries aren’t like typical libraries; they are free with no membership and no return date for checked out books.
They are also entirely volunteer based.
Megan Dotson, of Oronogo Little League Library says, “I think why this is special is because it’s set up like a traditional library so when you come in there are bookshelves full of books, and you have that smell when you open up the pages, and there is a section for kids to play and there’s toys for them and puzzles to work through.”
Dotson adds Oronogo locals sometimes have trouble getting to libraries in bigger cities, so these sites are greatly needed.
She says there are plans to open three additional libraries in Alba, Purcell, and Neck City in the next year.
The library is open every Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM.