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The Team Impact group at Overhead Door Company of St. Louis recently installed a custom little library, complete with a welcoming garage door, near McKelvey Elementary school in Maryland Heights, MO.
Starting the Little Library
During a Team Impact meeting, the group was discussing small ways to effect big change in their local community. Angela Gilbert, Customer Service Representative, shared that she had seen a little library implemented elsewhere. She suggested it as an option to become engaged with the community and the schools. Everyone loved the idea. Plus, the team thought it would be a good opportunity to share the spirit of Overhead Door Company of St. Louis and gain some awareness.
The group contacted McKelvey Elementary, which is a few miles from St. Louis office. The school granted permission for the project. Everyone is encouraged to borrow a book and return it when they are finished reading it. Employees kicked off the library by donating books. The general public is encouraged to take a book to read or leave a book to help grow the library.
Little Library Is Open
Now, the little library sits on a parking lot corner near the pick-up and drop-off area for students. The location is ideal because of its convenient location. Students are commonly through the area to attend school, summer camps and other activities. Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.
Kevin Hanak, Materials Manager, constructed and installed the little library. “This was an incredibly rewarding experience. It makes me proud to be a part of a team willing to go the extra mile for good causes,” said Hanak.
The little library kicked off right in time for summer reading. All the books donated by DH Pace team members has an Overhead Door Company of St. Louis sticker on the back. The team routinely checks on the library and adds flyers for interested homeowners.
Thank you to everyone that contributed to this donation and made this community project a reality! If you’re interested in going by the little library, it is located at 1751 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
About Team Impact
Team Impact empowers local employees to be involved with volunteerism and charitable activities, wellness events, team building activities and other special events.
Across the Company, locations have a group of Team Impact members who encourage their peers to take part in various local projects. They strive to bring meaningful projects and events to the Company so it is easy to be involved. In addition to serving our customers, we serve our communities and each other.