The Association benefits from a variety of volunteers who provide their time and resources to make improvements around Lake Linganore. These efforts are invaluable and help to defray costs and support a small management staff. Community members may notice the installation of “Little Free Libraries” around the community in the coming months. This project was completed by the Kids Volunteer Network (KVN) and local builder CE Rensberger & Family. All material cost related to the construction of the libraries was donated by local real estate agent, Liz Burrow of Keller Williams Realty Centre.
KVN is a Frederick area volunteer group, comprised of youth who want to get involved in their local community. Providing community service projects for kids is the primary goal of the organization and their recent project involved bringing Little Free Libraries to Lake Linganore.
CE Rensberger & Family is one of several businesses that actively supports the efforts of KVN through instruction, supervision and the donation of resources. CE Rensberger & Family is a Lake Linganore builder and hosted work sessions for this project at their woodshop. All labor was provided by the KVN kids and Joel Rensberger provided instruction during work sessions. e kids ranged in age between 7 and 13 years old, and there were 15 children that contributed to the project. The Little Free Libraries were built during five Saturday work parties where the kids learned how to use tools and how to understand construction vocabulary. KVN was happy to report no injuries! Several nervous mothers observed demonstrations where their children learned how to use nail guns, a table saw, circular saw, and many different hand tools on their own. Local Scout Pack 628 jumped on the opportunity to support this project and will be painting the Little Free Libraries.
The KVN kids involved in this project for Linganore came from as far as Baltimore County, although nearly all of them were Frederick County residents. All of the children who built the libraries wrote messages under the roofs and signed and dated their name. Only when the roof of each unit is replaced, perhaps 20 years from now, will the kids’ notes be visible.
Many thanks to the Kids Volunteer Network of Frederick, CE Rensberger & Family and Liz Burrow, Realtor for giving back to the community and supporting a project that will benefit Linganore families for years to come. These Little Free Libraries will encourage reading and inspire residents to get outdoors and connect with their neighbors, one good book at a time!