Lockhart, S.C. (July 18, 2019) – Lockhart Power Company announces the opening of a Little Free Library, a book-exchange installation that invites community members to take a book, share it and return it at their leisure. Lockhart’s first Little Free Library is located at the Lockhart Community Playground.

The library was installed by Lockhart Power as an effort to promote literacy. Anyone can take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Libraries work like traditional libraries but without cards or due dates. In other communities, little libraries have become mini-town squares.

“The Little Free Library belongs to the entire Lockhart community and surrounding areas,” said Bryan Stone, president of Lockhart Power Company. “It is our hope that this Little Free Library will help fill a void that was left when the elementary school closed in 2018. We want to inspire our children to read by giving them access to books.”

The grand opening celebration took place on Wednesday, July 17 and each child in attendance received a free book and bookmark.

The Little Free Library is another effort by Lockhart Power to enrich and improve the community it calls home. Lockhart Power is actively involved in educational initiatives to develop a highly trained workforce that support local businesses and helps improve the quality of life in Upstate South Carolina.