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Justice Schlichting and Scout leader Katie Scott attend a recent Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with a unique request.PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMIL Justice Schlichting and Scout leader Katie Scott attend a recent Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with a unique request.PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMIL

Scout to add library to park

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Justice Schlichting, a Junior Girl Scout, attended the Aug. 7 meeting of the Catasauqua Borough Council to make a request of council members.

She asked the council for permission to erect a free library in the Catasauqua Park & Playground, which is located along St. John Street in the borough.

A Little Free Library is a take-one-return-one book exchange, contained in a small wooden box. There is not cost, and anyone can participate.

According to Girl Scout leader Katie Scott, the project will be erected and maintained for a year by the Scout.

“If it gets used, we can keep it in place, but if it isn’t used much we can take it down,” she said.

Council approved the project.

Justice will acquire books to put inside the free library.

The project is designed to earn her a Bronze Award. This is a Junior Girl Scout’s highest award.

The Bronze Award was initiated in 2001. This is the first time a Catasauqua Junior Girl Scout has asked for a project to earn the award.