The charming community of Good Hart is excited about the recent installation of a Little Free Library, where visitors and community members can borrow and leave books to share with others.

Little Free Libraries have been popping up all over the world in the last few years ( Summer resident Susan Carson Sparrow loved the idea, and enlisted the help of Scott Kennard of Wentworth Builders to design and build the Good Hart Little Free Library.

Kennard loved the idea, and graciously donated the materials and the talent of the expert craftsmen in his shop to create the ornate Little Free Library over the winter.

Carson wanted the Little Free Library to be in a prominent place in Good Hart. "A lot of people put them in front of their house, but that would be the same 10 people driving by it," Carson said. "I saw what Scott had made, so I asked Annette Moriarty (owner of A Studio in Good Hart) about putting it along M-119 near her space. Then she got really excited about it also."

After completion of the library, Moriarty generously let Kennard install it in front of her shop for all to use.

"It's had rave reviews already," Moriarty noted.

All Free Little Libraries receive a plaque when they are registered at, In turn, each little library gets a number and is shown on the list of little libraries around the world.

The Good Hart library is numbered 9388.

It has already seen considerable traffic and a steady flow of books in and out since it was installed.

If you're in the Good Hart area pick up a book or drop one off at the Little Free Library located at A Studio, 1135 N Lake Shore Dr.

Source: Mark Flemming, Harbor Light Newspaper