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Pictured left to right  Don Talmidge(Kelloggs), Curtis Price  (MES Principal), Bea Basnight (School Board Chair)

This Little Free Library has been a project that has been on our hearts for some time. We want to always encourage the importance and love of literacy for all our students and community. Our hope is that this library will help connect our community to our school in a new, yet personal way. Mr. Don Talmidge was first contacted about this project and immediately stepped in and put together a blueprint and a completion date. He has been amazing throughout this process and we appreciate his hard work. We thank him and Kellogg's building supply for supporting us on this project. In addition, we decided to dedicate this to our local board chair Mrs. Bea Basnight who has served on our school board for 8 years, taught at MES for over 30 years and still comes to read to our students on a regular basis. Lastly, we also want to thank our Assistant Principal Dr. Adrienne Palma who helped us utilize her previous school's design template as the model for Manteo Elementary School.