Little Library a hit for readersSave
By CLOE WILLETTS
A colourful new addition to Raumati Rd is turning heads as well as pages, thanks to the efforts of a local librarian.
The Little Free Library was installed between Matai Rd and Hillcrest Rd this month thanks to Raumati Beach mother Nisa Promchot, who wanted to encourage Kapiti Coasters to read, borrow and share books.
Ms Promchot, who works at Paraparaumu Library, said feedback from the community had been positive since she posted a photo of the library on the Raumati Community Info Facebook page.
Along with gathering adults and children's books and some written in Te Reo, the Free Little Library had attracted visitors because of its eye-catching design.
After going up on the evening of Saturday, May 6, and left overnight for the concrete to set, the library was officially opened at 10am the next morning.
Friends of Ms Promchot, Sue Wall and Julianne Alve, made the box over a few weekends, using recycled materials including a bathroom window, a few treated timber pieces from home and posts from Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti.
The colourful addition is waterproof and stands on two sturdy posts with a concrete base, hosting succulent plants on its roof.
After a few final touches of paint, the box was filled with books from the trio's personal collections, as well as donations from members of the public.
"It can hold around 20 books and people are taking them and donating others all the time," Ms Promchot said.