FARMINGTON — Walking Books Library not only has books, but is cataloging new rocks for its science check-out program.
Any Mainer is welcome to check out the rocks — which come with a guidebook — for study or enjoyment, one month at a time. No library card is needed.
Currently available are rocks are amethyst, aventurine, blue quartz, desert rose, fuchsite, obsidian, picture jasper, quartz, red jasper, rose quartz, snowflake obsidian and sodalite.
Available soon will be a small microscope that attaches to any smartphone along with slides for viewing that can also be checked out by the month.
The library is building its science collection and soliciting ideas for other areas of focus. To check out new science projects for a month or to get new free books for babies, kids, teens, adults and elders, call 207-491-3672.
Walking Books Library is a project of Appalachia North — “teeny tiny projects that teach, transform or tickle you pink.”
PHOTO- Flagger Joyce Baron of Athens took a break to offer a ride to Walking Books Library founder Kelly Sterns to help get her past a road paving project on Route 17 in Jay so she could finish passing out new free kid’s books for the program. (Submitted photo)