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Neighborhood Commission builds little libraries for the community

MARGOT SEAY • Nov 1, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Fall arrived suddenly this year. The leaves went from green to beautiful gold and red in just a few weeks, and leaf pickup is well underway in Kingsport. Did you know there are six leaf pickup routes in Kingsport? That’s a lot of leaves to collect over the next few weeks. Neighbors can help by placing leaves on the edge of the street — for safety’s sake, not in the street. To check the date for leaf pickup in your neighborhood, visit kingsporttn.gov.

October was Good Neighbors Month. During that time, the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission began working on a new project to recognize and celebrate our neighborhood spirit.

The commission collaborated with the Inventor Center to build Little House Libraries that will be placed in areas throughout Kingsport. A special thank you goes to Fred Sawyer, who designed and constructed the Little Libraries for the commission. There are great things going on at the Inventor Center for all ages — check it out!

The Little Library Houses will be placed in easy access areas and will be stocked with a supply of books for both children and adults. We ask that when you finish reading the book, you return it to the Little Library or replace it with another book. Help us keep these special Little Libraries stocked and clean. Donations of books that appeal to all ages of readers are welcome.

Little Libraries will be popping up in areas across Kingsport very soon, so be watching for one in your neighborhood!

Join Us for a Meeting

The next meeting of the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Finance Conference Room of City Hall. The Commission will hear an update about new collaborations underway to address homelessness in Kingsport.

If you prefer to send us a suggestion, concern or praise, please email us at KingsportNeighborhoods@gmail.com.

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Margot Seay is chair of the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission

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