By Jacque LeBrun: There has recently been a new feature added to Dell Rapids. It is a Little Free Library and can be found in front of the home of Wayne and Sherry Petrik. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange.
Wayne and Sherry Petrik celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year and as their children thought about what to do for them, it seemed fitting to give them a gift that would continue giving to the residents of the Dell Rapids area for years to come. Wayne and Sherry are both humble people and often have their children and grandchildren give to others rather than buying something for them at holidays and birthdays. The Petriks are invested in the community and have a big heart for the youth, so they were excited about the idea of setting up a library in their honor. Wayne, being the creative handy man he is, jumped on the opportunity to make the library himself.
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return book” free book exchange. Anyone can participate by taking a book or bringing one to share. It’s a great way to give a good book a new home while getting a new read for yourself.
The Little Free Library can be found in front of their home at 706 E. 5th Street in Dell Rapids. If you are interested in starting up a little free library yourself, visit Littlefreelibrary.org. Come and enjoy a “new” read.