The paint has dried on Jupiter’s newest libraries. Now they need books to fill them.
The town has started collecting books for their Little Free Library program. The miniature library serves as a free book exchange in which a person takes a book and replaces it with a different book.
A donation of books should be able to fit inside of a Publix grocery bag, and one bag per household can be donated per month. Donations can be brought to the Jupiter Community Center.
Books can be like new or gently used and must be clean without any dirt, mold, stains, water marks or excessive highlighting or writing. They should also have their covers attached and not be missing any pages.
These are the kinds of books, in English and in Spanish, that the town is looking to collect:
- Children’s books
- Hardcover fiction or nonfiction for every age
- Travel books copyrighted within the past five years
- Mass market or trade paperbacks
- Technical reference books
The town can refuse book donations if they no longer have space for them or if the books are in bad condition.
Local artists have painted a variety of scenes on the sides of the eight libraries, including sunflowers, butterflies and an octopus latching onto two reading mermaids. The town has yet to announce when the libraries will be ready for the public, but their locations include Pine Gardens South, Indian Creek Park and El Sol Community Center.
For more information, call the Jupiter Community Center at 561-741-2400.