Little Library now open at Food Pantry

Decorah Community Food Pantry Little Library.

A Little Library is now open at the Decorah Community Food Pantry for children and adults “who hunger for food or knowledge,” according to Oneota Literary Foundation founder Kate Rattenborg Scott, donor of the little library’s books. Janet Snider is the voice behind many of the little libraries around the town and was very excited for the new addition. 

Built by Peter Olafsen, the little library is right outside the door of the Food Pantry. Pantry Director Matt Tapscott added, “Just as we are a community food pantry, this library is a community opportunity. Now we can assist families in need with food and much more.”

Built and furnished from donations specifically for the project from several organizations partnering together, the library structure was meant to resemble a Norwegian house. The little library is available for book checkout for anyone, with a variety of books available, including some in Spanish.

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