Lakeway Activity Center transforms ice cream freezer into community library box

Lakeway Activity Center will be the site of the city's new Little Free Library. (Courtesy Dallas Gorman)
Lakeway Activity Center will be the site of the city's new Little Free Library. (Courtesy Dallas Gorman)

Lakeway Activity Center will be the site of the city's new Little Free Library. (Courtesy Dallas Gorman)

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(Courtesy Dallas Gorman)
Residents of the city of Lakeway will soon have access to a new donation-based neighborhood library box. The Lakeway Activity Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 21 to unveil its Little Free Library at 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. Little Free Library is a worldwide nonprofit organization that encourages a love of reading by fostering neighborhood book exchanges, according to the Lakeway Activity Center. With assistance from Stokes Sign Co., Lakeway Activity Center staff built the library box using a repurposed ice cream freezer from the city’s swim center.

“We were disheartened to think of it ending up in a landfill. Instead, we looked at this box and saw tremendous possibility and potential ...” said Dallas Gorman, activity center manager, in a press release.


The community is also invited to donate a book at the ribbon-cutting event, which will take place at 2 p.m. 512-261-1010. www.littlefreelibrary.org
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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