Crest Hill fifth graders ‘Little Free Libraries’ designs up for raffle and auction


CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District announced that Crest Hill Elementary School will host a “Spring Book Festival” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

“A major highlight of the event is a raffle and auction for Little Free Libraries that the 5th-grade classes built out of old newspaper dispensers,” reads the announcement.

Crest Hill received a grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation via a State Library Carol McMurry endowment, the announcement adds. Crest Hill is using the grant to buy tools, supplies and computers.

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“Students researched Little Free Libraries, as well as the impact libraries have in our community,” the announcement continues. “Students received the help of a few other local businesses, in the way of supplies, as they began work to transform the old racks into Little Free Libraries.”

“Their libraries are now registered with the Little Free Libraries organization and are included on their world map.”

One robot-themed redesigned newspaper “Little Free Library” box will be given out during the raffle and a dragon-themed design will be auctioned off.

“Both libraries come with a handful of books, and the ultimate winners will have ‘Little Free Library’ stewardship transferred to them,” reads the announcement.

The Crest Hill Parent Teacher Organization is helping organize the event and proceeds will benefit both the PTO and the school’s library.

There will be a free spaghetti dinner at the event, the announcement concludes.