We’re Part of the Appalachian Trail Community
In 2014 the Towns of Dover and Pawling were declared Appalachian Trail Community members in recognition of our support and preservation of the AT as a local and national asset. To support the trail, its through hikers, and day hikers, the libraries teamed up to educate people about the trail, and to install Little Free Libraries at the Wiley and Telephone Pioneers Shelters.
Little Free Libraries for Hikers
Little Free Libraries are the “take a book, leave a book” gathering place where people share their favorite reads. The Pawling Library put up a LFL at the Telephone Pioneers Shelter, and the Dover Plains Library put one up near the Wiley Shelter. The LFL’s provide reading material for all hikers passing through the shelters who want a book to keep them company on the rest of their journies.