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Little Free Library brings free books to Three Village Historical Society


Three Village Historical Society has a new Little Free Library, thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Connor Klug of Troop 1776, a Mount Sinai resident and senior at Mount Sinai High School.


Like all Scouts aiming to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America program, 17-year-old Klug needed to complete a service project. When it came time to choose one, he thought immediately of his love of history and knew that TVHS was extremely active within the community. Klug got the ball rolling on his project last fall, when he contacted TVHS director Mari Irizarry. She suggested the community could use a Little Free Library like the ones at West Meadow Beach and along Main Street at Three Village Community Trust HQ. “We welcome hundreds of guests to our property each month for events and exhibit tours. The response I’ve heard on social media about Connor’s library has been overwhelmingly positive,” Irizarry said. “The addition of the Little Free Library adds great value to our community, and a special touch to the Society.”


Once Klug got the OK from TVHS, he began the six-month long process of designing the library to look like the Bayles-Swezey house, all the while being mindful of durability and weather proofing. Klug then hit the streets asking for materials to be donated for the project with an approximate cost of $500. He certainly had help to complete the project from family, friends, and Troop 1776. “I learned that being a leader isn’t all about telling people what to do. You need to be confident, moral, and decisive, especially when things don’t go as planned” said Klug.


The public is invited to drop off books about history-related topics to be included in the library — and is free to take ones too. The Three Village Historical Society is located at 93 N. Country Road in Setauket, NY.



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