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Grandmother and granddaughter make big difference with little library

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Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist
Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist
Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist
HUNTINGTON, WV -

Ava Bicknell and her granddaughter love to read. 

After years of reading, they built up quite the collection of books. That's when Ava got on the Internet and found a solution to get rid of her books and help others start turning pages. 

Ava and her granddaughter built and painted this beautiful, small box. It sits in her yard on the corner of 12th Avenue and 12th Street and by the looks of it, it's Cabell County's smallest library. Neighbors are free to come to take a book or give a book.  But Ava says it's more than a book exchange, she says it's about building community. 

"If you have books you want to share with others, you can bring them here.  Sort of helps bring the neighborhood together; gives you a chance to talk with your neighbors," Bicknell said. 

Ava told 13 News she went to a website called littlelibrary.org and that is where she got the idea to start all of this.  Based on what's being said on social media sites, her little library is having a big impact.