Rotary Club Installs Little Free Library at Harmon Field

Much of Tryon didn’t have power last Friday, but that didn’t stop your local Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Tryon, with help from the Harmon Field Board and the Town of Tryon, recently dedicated a Little Free Library near the playground at Harmon Field.

A few months ago, the Town of Tryon asked the Rotary Club if they were interested in refurbishing a little library cabinet they had in storage. The Club thought this was a great opportunity to share the joy of reading with children in Polk County.

Lindy Buss of the Harmon Field Board cuts the ribbon, officially opening the Little Free Library at Harmon Field. Watching the ribbon cutting are Abbey Lewis, Travis Aldred and Rotary Member Carolyn Jones.

Susan Hartley, wife of Rotarian Fred Hartley, jumped on the opportunity to design the colorful exterior for the Little Library. She drew the characters and then worked with her husband to cut out the wooden pieces that were painted by the Rotary Club members.

Fred Hartley, Abbey Lewis, Lindy Buss of the Harmon Field Board, Addie Buss,  Harmon Field Supervisor Travis Aldred, Carolyn Jones, Glenn Lefeber, Town Commissioner Bill Crowell.
Not shown is Town Commissioner and Harmon Field Board member Bill Ingham.

After all of the pieces were finished, the box was assembled by Rotary Club Members. With the help of Harmon Field Supervisor Travis Aldred and his crew, the Free Little Library was installed near the playground at Harmon Field.

Rotarians Fred Hartley, Glenn Lefeber and Skip Taylor recently installed the Little Free Library in front of the playground at Harmon Field.

The Rotary Club of Tryon has supported the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program in local schools for many years. Since the Club can’t get into the schools now, they used the RIF books to fill the Library. The Rotary Club of Tryon will monitor the Library to ensure there is always a selection of books for the children to read.

During the dedication of the library, Rotary President Skip Taylor thanked the Town of Tryon for the donation of the library unit, Harmon Field Supervisor Travis Aldred and his crew for site preparation and digging the hole for the post, and Lindy Buss and the Harmon Field Board for helping throughout the project.

If you want to be part of the great things happening in your community, consider becoming part of the Rotary Club of Tryon. Contact the Club?s President, Skip Taylor, at 828-200-9259 or