The Cranbrook Public Library has partnered up with local organizations and benefactors to create a network of 80 community libraries, which will soon feature non-perishable food items.
The network, known as the Little Sharing Libraries, are small cabinets to store books or non-perishable food items that can be purchased for $25 at the library.
Materials have been donated by Home Hardware and Cranbrook Glass have stepped up to sponsor the project. Paul Blais, with Meals/Shelter 365 Cranbrook, is adding a shelf for people to donate, store and take non-perishable food items.
The kits have been distributed through two workshops that have been held earlier this summer, with one more on the way on Oct. 5. While much of the materials are donated, there is a $25 fee, and kits can come assembled or unassembled.
The library his hold a decorating contest for the kits, and people can submit their entries for the chance to win prizes donated by Bridge Interiors, Jeannie Argatoff, and more.
To sign up for the workshops, contact Shellie at 250-426-4063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.