This is a story about some overdue books, but not the kind that will get you in trouble with your librarian.
The opening of the Noble Little Free Library was supposed to take place a year ago.
After Ms. Webster got a Little Free Library funded by a DonorsChoose project, her 2nd grade class at Hubbard Elementary was ready to dedicate it outside the Noble Police Department. But then COVID hit.
“The kids brought books last year, and they were a little disappointed,' said Ms. Webster.
After turning the page on 2020, these now-3rd graders got to stack the shelves Thursday afternoon.
But the library isn’t just about books.
By placing it right outside the police department, the hope is that a love of reading will lead to positive relationships between the kids and police.
“It helps with bringing the kids into and in contact with the police department and the police officers in a good way," said Chief Keith Springstead of the Noble Police Department.
And the hope that this little library, can lead to big things.
“There could be a future author come here and get exposed to books by coming to the police department for free and grabbing something, and that’s just a really heartwarming thought to me," said Noble Police Detective Justin Pyle Jr.