Islander creates book exchange

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Islander creates book exchange

Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 01:52 PM.

Lori Craig loves books.

The child of two teachers, Craig came to the St. George Island in 2003 with her beloved companion Terry Adamick who passed away last year. After his death, and throughout her life, she has taken great solace in books.

This summer, she decided to give something back to her island home. “Everything important I know, I learned from books,” Craig said.

With the help of her best friend from Atlanta, James Brown, she created a freestanding, weather-resistant book exchange that holds about 30 volumes. She called it Luna’s Little Library for her cat Luna.

The book exchange accepts paperback and hardbound books as well as books on tape or disc. The library, at 1000 West Pine Avenue , is unattended, but, if you are in need of reading material, bring a book to exchange and help yourself. If you notice Lori’s truck in the driveway, feel free to say hi and thank her for bringing literature to our island paradise.

Craig said the library is already a big hit and a number of books have been exchanged. She said she got the idea after visiting Atlanta where the book exchanges have become widespread phenomena.

Craig is not the first to create a book exchange on St. George. Islanders will remember that the old Island Oasis had a book exchange in the bar. - By LOIS SWOBODA

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