Dunne donates little free library

By Frank Lewis - [email protected]

There’s nothing like a good meal with a good book, and thanks to a donation by Shawnee State University sociology professor Sean Dunne, you can now select a book to read when you have dinner at Port City Cafe, 424 Chillicothe St. in Portsmouth.

Dunne has donated a little free library to the Seven Nations Celtic Club, and when you come into Port City Cafe it is in a little house-shaped box.

“He has done a few others around town,” Jill MacDonald of the Seven Nations Celtic Club said. “It’s a little free library. There’s one at Tracy Park and one on Fifth Street. It’s a small box and it’s filled with books.”

MacDonald said people who want to take a book can do so by replacing the book they take.

“It can be any kind of book,” MacDonald said. “Say I see one of these little libraries on the street and I think I’ll just go and see what they have in there and if there’s anything interesting, I’ll take it. You can take it, read it and return it or you can keep it. They just ask that you replace the book that you read with either that book or replace it with another book.”

Dunne is best known in the community for spearheading a drive to get the money to renovate Portsmouth Spartan Stadium.

“We’re grateful to him for doing that (donating the library),” MacDonald said. “We’re going to try to stock it with books about Celtic history and about the heritage, but it’s open there for anything.”

MacDonald said it is the intent to have books about Celtic history on display in the little library.

The Seven Nations Celtic Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Port City Cafe.


By Frank Lewis

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Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.