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G.I.R.L. SPOTLIGHT! Wrentham Troop 789 Installs Little Free Library!

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Building community and sharing their love of reading inspired the Girl Scouts of Troop 789 to create the town’s first Little Free Library, a local book exchange where everyone is invited to take a book and leave a book. The girls and their leader, Tricia Barry, proudly unveiled and dedicated their farm-themed library in the Town Common on September 30th.

It was a proud moment for these G.I.R.L. leaders whose journey to earn their Bronze Award began almost a year ago. It was a process from start to finish; after brainstorming ideas, they started by upcycling a donated cabinet to use as the frame for the library. Along the way, they worked together on the design, construction, changes in design, and installation. They learned woodworking skills and more importantly how to work together and make compromises to achieve their end goal. After all of this work, these dedicated girls even braved a brief hail storm during the final post installation! Amazing! Talk about being a go-getters!

The ribbon cutting and stocking of the library was celebrated with the girls’ families, sister Girl Scouts, and state dignitaries. State Senator Richard Ross and State Representative Shawn Dooley presented the girls with an official citation of recognition from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Incredible!

We are so incredibley proud of Troop 789 and we can't wait to see what you'll achieve together next!

If you would like to learn more about the Little Free Library organization, visit

(Shout out and thanks to Jan Fiske, PRC for submitting this spotlight story and imagery! If you have a special story or achievement to share on behalf of your Girl Scout, troop or service unit please utilize the Did You Take the Lead Like a Girl Scout submission link!)

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