MANASQUAN — A new free library box, located at the corner 69 North Main St., is now up and running in Manasquan.
Homeowners Drew and Aimee Clancy have placed the very unique library box in front of their home. The box looks like a lifeguard chair straight out of Manasquan beach – complete with a miniature commemorative bench as seen at the Manasquan boardwalk as well. The bench has the handprints of the Clancy’s three children imprinted into the concrete.
While the idea to have a free box was Ms. Clancy’s idea, Mr. Clancy had worked to surprise his wife with the little library for both her birthday and Mother’s Day. With help from a friend, Mr. Clancy had the frame of the box constructed, painted and set on the corner of their property.
“We get a lot of foot traffic there,” said Mr. Clancy, highlighting the other free libraries in town, and wanting to bring that type of energy to their part of their neighborhood. “I wanted something unique, while still keeping the identity of the town.”
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