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PMS Opens Little Free Library
PMS Opens Little Free Library
Tonya Varnell
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Paris Middle School held its Little Free Library ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The ceremony began with Mrs. Theresa Taylor, the teacher for the Project-Based Learning class explaining the steps that were taken to bring the Little Free Library Project from an idea to completion for this location. Paris is fortunate enough to have three locations that increase book access and forge community connections. Mrs. Amy Parker of Paris Middle School painted the exterior of the box. Mrs. Emma Gibson, a parent Volunteer, prepared literacy support materials. Students worked to design the outdoor area with advice from Mrs. Linda Mitchell of Elmer's P&E.  Her advice was followed by a donation of materials to make the space more aesthetically pleasing. Mr. Cory Hamilton of Rainbow Stone made a donation of a pallet of flagstone for a walking path and outdoor appeal to his alma mater. Pea gravel was donated by Master Made to finish out the look. Paris Area Chamber of Commerce members and Paris Schools administration were attendees to the ribbon-cutting event along with many of the middle school students. Mayor Daniel Rogers read a proclamation to declare this Little Free Library Week at Paris Middle School. 7th-grade students, Haylee Clark and Shira Stepp took part in cutting the ribbon and all in attendance signed the ribbon following the ceremony.   #wearepariseagles