• Leonard Real Estate
  • TWICE AS SWEET Miami Springs Bakery
  • All Dade Pavers
  • MIAMI TAX EXPERT
  • BDC Construction
  • AIE Academy for Innovative Education
  • Woody's Backyard Grill
  • CIMA Medical Center Miami Springs
  • Milam's Markets
  • ATACO BY DIVINO
  • Elite Electric
  • Safe Impact Doors and Windows
  • G Five Training and Wellness - Sign up for a FREE 1ST SESSION
  • FIRENZE GROUP CORP - Home Financing Made Easy
  • Hole 19 Scratch Kitchen and Bar
Home Community Miami Springs Woman’s Club Launches #LittleFreeLibrary

Miami Springs Woman’s Club Launches #LittleFreeLibrary

0
185

The Miami Springs Woman’s Club held a grand opening and special dedication for their new #LittleFreeLibrary.  The Little Free Library (LFL) was dedicated to the first female mayor of Miami Springs, our current mayor, Maria Mitchell.

Take a close look and you’ll see that the Little Free Library was modeled to look just like the real Miami Springs Woman’s Club.  The Library was designed by architect, Juan Calvo, and was built by carpenter, Katie Wardenski.  Great job folks!

The Woman’s Club posted the following message on their website:

These clubwomen shared a bit of our club’s history, and how this project was initiated. One of our organization’s early projects was to start the town’s first public library. Over eighty years ago, at a “Library Tea Party” at the Miami-Battle Creek Sanitarium (now Fair Havens Center), the Miami Springs Woman’s Club members initiated the Miami Springs Municipal Library. There they collected over one hundred seventy donated books from residents
that attended. To maintain the library and support the Woman’s Club, Mrs. Lena Pearl Curtiss Wheeler, a founding member, donated two double lots for this building in memory of her mother, Mrs. Jennie Potter Neff, and her late husband’s mother, Mrs. Lua Andrews Curtiss Adams. The Woman’s Club membership continued to enlarge the collection. It maintained the public library for ten years in this building before the books were moved to the present library building at 401 Westward Drive.

Miami Springs Womans Club Little Free Library Dedication (photo credit Miami Springs Woman's Club)
Miami Springs Womans Club Little Free Library Dedication (photo credit Miami Springs Woman’s Club)
The Miami Springs Womans Club Little Free Library was dedicated to the first female Mayor of Miami Springs, Maria Puente Mitchell
The Miami Springs Womans Club Little Free Library was dedicated to the first female Mayor of Miami Springs, Maria Puente Mitchell (Photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Juanita Palazzolo, MSWC President (photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Juanita Palazzolo, MSWC President (photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Kathleen Fleischman, MSWC Devotions Chair (photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Kathleen Fleischman, MSWC Devotions Chair (photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Rita Mayer, Miami Springs Library Branch Manager & Librarian (photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Rita Mayer, Miami Springs Library Branch Manager & Librarian (photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Alyssa Roelans, MSWC Civic Engagement & Outreach Chair (Photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Alyssa Roelans, MSWC Civic Engagement & Outreach Chair (Photo credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Milly Perez-Crespo, MSWC Little Free Library Committee (Photo Credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Milly Perez-Crespo, MSWC Little Free Library Committee (Photo Credit Miami Springs Womans Club)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Maria Mitchell, Architect Juan Calvo, Carpenter Katie Wardenski, and Juanita Palazzolo, Club President (Photo Credit:  Miami Springs Womans Club)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Maria Mitchell, Architect Juan Calvo, Carpenter Katie Wardenski, and Juanita Palazzolo, Club President (Photo Credit: Miami Springs Womans Club)

See more photos.

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here