Museum offers Little Free Library in memory of Sophronia Clague

The Little Free Library outside the Clague House Museum.

Years ago, the idea of offering a Little Free Library at the Clague Museum was certainly on our wish list. With the museum library now closed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we believe this little outdoor library is a great asset to our community.

Currently, more than 100,000 Little Free Libraries are registered in over 100 countries of the world. We were proud to receive our charter this past summer. It is sometimes referred to as Lysa’s Little Free Library at the Clague House Museum.

Our Little Free Library is dedicated to the memory of Sophronia Clague, a former school teacher who was also a large supporter of reading. Upon her passing, Sophronia Clague not only asked that a library be established at the Clague House, but also donated a large sum of money to the local community library.

Located on the north side of the Clague House Museum near the herb garden, the Little Free Library stands ready to serve. As the days grow shorter, the little library is lighted for your convenience.

The selection of books includes novels, mysteries, history, children’s, and many more that change regularly.

Please stop by and take a book to enjoy! If you would like to donate a book, CD or DVD that you believe someone else would find interesting, please place it in the library.

The Clague House Museum and Little Free Library are located at 1371A Clague Road. If you have any questions, please contact us at the museum at 216-848-0680.

Even though the Clague House is currently closed, the museum store offers many fine stocking stuffers during this gifting season. Please call us at 216-848-0680 for more information.

Everyone at the Westlake Historical Society wishes you a happy holiday season, as well as a safe and healthy new year!

Dave Pfister

David Pfister is a Member and Director of the Westlake Historical Society.  

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 9:51 AM, 12.15.2020