Avid Mitchell wanted to help his neighbors get the gift of reading.
So the enterprising third grader used his work at the John Thomas School of Discovery in Nixa to build a “Little Free Library.” Avid told OI that he wanted to do the project because he loves books.
“I wanted to do this project because books are just my thing, and I wanted to help everyone have more books!” Avid told OI. “I also really like to build things.”
The Nixa Parks Department heard about Avid’s efforts and agreed to install the library at Rotary Park. The library officially opened on Monday.
“My husband Jeff and I are very proud of Avid and what he accomplished by building this library,” his mother “It was fun for him to see that he could align his passions with something that would benefit others, and hopefully this is just the beginning of his service endeavors!”
Avid said told OI that he hopes people will love reading as much as he does, especially his favorite types of books.
““I like reading science fiction and action-adventure books,” Avid said. “Right now I’m reading Jack and the Geniuses series by Bill Nye but one of my favorite books is Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.”