The ‘Cat in the Hat’ themed Little Free Library recently installed at Campbell Park has been vandalized for a second time.
Designer Thomas O’Hanlon said he was notified by Public Works about the vandalism on the morning of Tuesday, June 4, while he was at the zoo with his family. It is believed the vandalism occurred overnight.
“Luckily, the damages weren’t substantial beyond replacing the post, so it shouldn’t take much to repair,” O’Hanlon said. “In fact, I just received the replacement door for the ‘Cat in the Hat’ themed Little Free Library’s previous incident and, in a short period of time, I’ll have repairs made and the library will be ready to return to the community.”
The little library came to the community courtesy of a partnership between O’Hanlon and the St. Helens Arts and Cultural Commission. The commission is currently looking into a more suitable, secured location for the library.
“I’d like to still see it in one of our parks, so it can continue to encourage literacy and inspire creativity in our community,” O’Hanlon said, adding Godfrey Park might be a better location.