You have the opportunity to design or build Mini Libraries throughout Emerald Isle. The proposed plans must be received by February 15. Selected proposals should be completed by March 15, 2022. Read below for additional information, including how to submit your designs.
The Mini Libraries will be placed in select locations within the community and will provide residents and visitors with additional access to books and to reading opportunities throughout the year.
This is an invitation to design and/or build the Mini Library boxes. The Town of Emerald Isle will assist in providing the stands and mounting the Mini Libraries once built. Proposals should include decoration of the boxes. Additional information on Mini Library boxes and how to build different models can be found at Free Little Libraries, Etsy, Amazon, etc.
The selected boxes will be placed by the Town of Emerald Isle in each of these locations near the bicycle path:
- Ocean Oaks Park entrance
- Area near the Holiday Travel Park
- Area near the Emerald Isle Visitors Center
- Area near the Town Hall
- The Eastern Ocean Regional Parking Lot
- The Senator Jean Preston Park
- The 3rd Street Park
Structure: Box-like structure with a roof. Must have see-through door on hinges. Roof can be one or two wings. Can be one or two tiers; depth should be enough for one or two rows of books.
Materials: Any of, or combination of, the following materials. Please consider our area weather conditions when creating your proposal. Be creative: you could use scrap lumber or recycled materials.
Wood for outdoor use, plastic wood, plexiglass for door, wood or metal for roof.
Hardware: 316 Stainless Steel required
Overall size: 2 Cubic Feet, approximately
Two tiers or double depth to allow two rows of books
Required: Bottom must allow for hardware to mount and dismount the library boxes onto platforms provided.
Submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 15. The selected proposal(s) should be completed by Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
The proposals will be judged and coordinated by an ad-hoc committee, including a representative of the Town of Emerald Isle, and volunteers supporting the Mini Libraries for Emerald Isle project.
For additional information, please contact:
Isabel Stout: Isabel.email@example.com or 252-725-5988
Diane Schools: firstname.lastname@example.org or 252- 646-4314