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Letter: Heeney’s ‘Little Library’ came at the perfect time

Letter to the editor
This plaque recognizes efforts in the community to create a little library at the Heeney Community Center.
Mark Eatherton

This winter, the directors of the Lower Blue Valley Fire Protection district in Heeney authorized the conversion of the entry way into the Heeney Community Center to be converted into a “Little Library,” book, game, puzzle and video tape exchange.

We asked the owners of Northwest Ranch Supply, Tim and Tami Menhennet, if they would be willing to give us a good break on the cost of the very expensive Oak shelving, to facilitate the shelves needed for the library.

Not only did they provide us with a significant discount on the materials, but they also donated an additional $1,000 toward the cause to help us finish the project. Timing could not have been better.

Due to the pandemic, most Heenetians were sheltering in place and were in need of books, videos, games and puzzles, and the library quickly become full as people exchanged books and more. It is this kind of community relationships that makes the Menhennet’s some very special people.

Thank you to them for their donations. Thank you also to Deborah and Mike Stuard of Heeney, whose idea it was to do a mini library and whose job it is to maintain the library in good working order. Thank you Tim and Tami for all you do for this and all communities. We greatly appreciate it.

— Mark and LuAnn Eatherton, Denver

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