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Henderson teen's Eagle Scout project brings little library to neighborhood center

Posted at 11:51 PM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 12:41:26-05

A Henderson student is on his way to the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout and countless others kids will benefit from his hard work. As a part of his required service project, 14-year-old Ryan Wagner found a way to share one of his passions from school in his scouting. 

"I think reading is important to help build and grow a community," Wagner said. 

Describing him as a natural leader, the Headmaster of Henderson International School, Seth Alborn, said it gave Ryan a chance to put into practice many of the types of service projects he's done as a student. 

"And that's been an important piece for getting books donated," said Alborn. "And making sure kids have access to reading materials you know, that they might not have a school or at home."

Ryan constructed a free, "little library". Pictures show what looks like a tiny wooden house where the books will go. It will be placed at the Artie J. Cannon Neighborhood Center near Boulder Highway and Sunset. 

"You put a book in you take a book out. Then it's on the honors system," he said. 

Nearby there's a Boys and Girls Club that used to be a library. Now those kids will have access to the club and books. 

"The city has been all onboard," Wagner said. " And they have been so helpful."