'Mini library' opens in Esto

Mini Library

Elizabeth "Aunt Liz" Kidd shows Aylana and Aliesa Brent all the books available at Once Upon a Time, a mini library located in Esto.

Betty Treadwell
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 03:04 PM.

ESTO - Elizabeth "Aunt Liz" Kidd said she has always been a kid at heart and now her dream of giving back has become a reality as Esto was introduced to the very first mini library.

"I wanted to find a way for the community to give and receive books, especially since there isn't a library in Esto at the moment," said Kidd. "That's when I saw the idea of having a mini library in Parade Magazine through the local paper. It provided information to buy one through them and charter it as an official mini library."

She said she didn't have to purchase one through the company thanks the generosity of residents Connie and Jodi Moore.

"Mr. Moore built a double-walled unit to withstand the weather," said Kidd. "They did this as a labor of love."

There is nothing she treasures more than children and books, she said.

"I have treasured books since I was a child and I love children so it seems natural to share what I love with the children," said Kidd. "I'm also thinking of having a regular story time about once a month for the local children."

The mini library is set up in her back yard located on 4th Avenue. Her directions are "take State Road 79 north of the Dollar General then take a right onto 4th Avenue and it will be one block down on the left."

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