SEA BRIGHT: The borough's newest library is now part of the community.
A dedication ceremony was held for Sea Bright's little free library on July 28 to officially make it part of the borough and the Sea Bright Library, which is currently headquartered in the Sea Bright United Methodist Church.
The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the worldwide movement to offer free books housed in small containers to members of the local community.
The little library is located at the main entrance to the Sea Bright beach at the municipal parking lot.
Linda Blevins and Sonya Cappillo, co-managers of the Sea Bright Farmers Market, said the funds for the library were raised by the volunteer-run market and donated to the town.
Blevins said the market held a "fundraising business day" where several borough restaurants participated and donated their fees to help pay for the little library.
Megan Gilhool, owner of Sea Bright's ArtSea Gallery, painted and decorated the mini library, continuing her tradition of beautifying parts of the borough. She painted the bus stop on Ocean Avenue, but that was unfortunately lost to Hurricane Sandy, as well as the garbage cans in the borough many years ago.
The little library works under the "give a book, take a book" tradition so beachgoers can grab something to read and return it at the end of the day or take it and replace it with another.