Little Free Library created by those with big hearts

Summer is a great time to spend an afternoon with a great book and The Markham Lions Club is doing its part to get people reading more books.

The club recently opened a Little Free Library at Grace Church, located at 19 Parkway Avenue. This petite library has been a recent project of the Markham Lions Club’s Youth Services Committee. The official opening ceremony was emceed by Town Crier John Webster and the library was dedicated to the memory of longtime Markham Lion Bill Milligan, who passed away earlier this year.

Milligan’s family attended the ceremony and celebrated his legacy with the community and the Markham Lion Club’s commitment to its Reading Action Program, which is part of the Lions Club International call to promote literacy. This Little Free Library project answered that call in a very meaningful way.

Also attending the event were many members of the community, Markham Lions Club members, staff and students from Franklin Street Public School, Councillor Karen Rea and Rev. Canon Nicola Skinner.

The Markham Lions Club are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the Markham Lions Club, email [email protected]

Photo: The official opening ceremony of the Little Free Library was emceed by Town Crier John Webster.

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