Family, friends and community members gathered at Jacinto Park when Girl Scout Troop 108 and Miracle Manor Neighborhood Association leaders to dedicated the new Mobile Library at Jacinto Park on 2626 N. 15th Ave. on Sunday, May 15.
“The [troop] selected our neighborhood because of the number of kids that live so close to an elementary school,” said Henry Johnson, the vice president of the Miracle Manor Neighborhood Association. This helps us promote reading between family members and their children and it serves “to help increase literacy among the community.”
Nine members of Girl Scout Troop 108 conducted a book drive, collecting books from friends and classmates.
“We wanted to promote reading as well as a feeling of community,” said Ryan G, age 10, one of the nine girl scouts from the troop. “We like to read and we wanted to make books available to people.”
Using money raised from cookie sales, the troop bought supplies, including an old cabinet from the Habitat for Humanity store and customizing it with a roof, using tarpaper and shingles. “I like being a Girl Scout because we get to do a lot of things together,” said Abigail, age 10, one of the nine Girl Scouts who built the mobile library and goes to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School north of Tucson.
“It’s really fun when you get to do stuff with your friends.”The library will remain at Jacinto Park where community members can come and get a book to read as the summer months begin.