Boy Scout Spruces Up Library

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Head of the Children’s Library Emily Farrell, Charles Austria and Library Director Cathleen Merenda
Head of the Children’s Library Emily Farrell, Charles Austria and Library Director Cathleen Merenda

Charles Austria, a member of Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola and resident of Carle Place, recently completed an Eagle Scout project at the Westbury Children’s Library. Austria, with the assistance of his troop and other volunteers, built and installed two cedar benches and two evaporation art easels, as well as a stone path through the trees to the Children’s Library. This project can be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

He was able to fund the project, by having a scrap metal, bottle and can drive, which received overwhelming support from the Carle Place, Westbury and Salisbury communities. He was able to fund his entire project thanks to the donations that he received.

Scout__BAustria is very happy to have had the chance to help improve the Westbury Children’s Library. He spent a lot of time there when he was younger attending their reading and after-school programs. Austria’s love of learning started at the library and he wishes to pass it on to future generations.

—Submitted by the Westbury Memorial Public Library

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