Rochester Girl Scouts Celebrate their Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting

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Rochester Girl Scouts celebrate their Little Free Library with a ribbon cutting and a book drive for Pontiac Schools.

On Sunday, Oct 23, a group of Rochester Girl Scout Cadettes are unveiling their Little Free Library at Rainbow Park in the Crossings Subdivision located in Rochester (west side of Adams, just south of Gunn Road) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be doughnuts and cider, along with an autumn-themed craft. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Little Free Library, the cadettes are having a book drive for the Pontiac School District, and are requesting donations of gently used books.

Girl Scout Cadettes Anna Buccilli, Lauren Pillcher, and Ava Randazzo from Troop 70430 are 7th graders from Van Hoosen Middle school and have been working towards earning their Silver Award for the past year. The requirement to receive the Silver Award is to make a change for the better in the community, and it is one of the highest awards a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Choosing the Little Free Library was very inspiring to the girls because they love to read and wanted to promote literacy in their neighborhood. A Little Free Library is usually a wooden cabinet that holds books and acts as a free book exchange. You can get as creative and grand as you wish or as simple and small as you desire, and it is usually found in a public setting for the whole community to enjoy.

Once the cadettes decided on their project, they chose a location for their Little Free Library, had it approved by the subdivision board, and finally registered it at They then began to collect books, fundraise for building materials by doing chores, babysitting, and recycling bottles; designed the library, created a budget and timeline, purchased construction materials, built and painted the library, organized a grand opening, and now the final task is the celebration of all their hard work. All are welcome to doughnuts and cider for the Little Free Library ribbon cutting at the Crossings Rainbow Park, and please bring a gently used book for the Pontiac Schools.

Evelyn Randazzo
586-531-1886 or evelynrandazzo(at)gmail(dot)com

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