“It’s very special. I’m very honored:” New free little libraries honor retiring SU faculty

SALISBURY, Md.-  The free little library community just got bigger, as a ribbon cutting ceremony unveiled two new locations at Salisbury University Tuesday afternoon.

Students from Mardela Middle and Senior High School helped build the new book havens in honor of upcoming retirees from the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education.

We caught up with Patricia Dean, a 20 year professor of the university and one of the honorees, who says she was completely shocked by this gesture.

She’s actually a personal fan of the little libraries and says having one dedicated to her is a moment she’ll remember for a lifetime. “Some people might remember but to have my name here is very touching. It’s very special. I’m very honored,” Dean said. “I’m just passionate about books and so are some of my administration and I’m grateful for them noticing.”

Dean adds she’s the owner of thousands of books and looks forward to donating to the little library to continue others love for reading.

The two libraries will also to be added to the national registry and to check those out click here 

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