“Little Free Library” in honor of Babe and Jim Roy installed on Trenton R-9 complex

Little Free Library

A “Little Free Library” has been located on the Trenton R-9 High School /Middle School complex in honor of Babe and Jim Roy of rural Spickard.

The families of Roy’s sons built and donated the library for the community to share.

Jared Roy said it’s in honor of the focus to lifelong learning and lifelong educating by their parents. Roy also said the expression “education is the key to success” often was shared with the sons of Babe and Jim while growing up .

The symbolic library is designed to look like a one-room schoolhouse. The library has been installed in partnership with the Trenton R-9 School District.

Babe Roy taught second grade in the Trenton R-9 School District forty years before retiring in 2008, spending her entire teaching career in Trenton.

Little Free Libraries are community or neighborhood free book exchanges that have a theme of take a book, return a book. There’s a non-profit organization by that name that supports a worldwide movement to offer free books in small containers in communities.