The question being asked is this: “Does one dollar help support a library?”

The answer is this: Yes, it does.

The Friends of the Huxley Public Library have 4,000 rocks that need to be painted. They are on a mission to engage the public to join in this public art project that will benefit the Huxley Public Library.

Now, ask yourself this question: “How can I help?”

The answer is simple: Get involved in several ways.

“We are recruiting local community members and organizations to help decorate rocks for a public art display in the Citizens Community Center at the Little Free Libraries in Huxley,” according to information being distributed about the event. Each rock can be purchased for $1 by contacting huxleyfriendslibrary@gmail. com.

The rock project is based on the book “Only One You” authored by Linda Kranz. The book talks about being an individual.

Cathy Van Maanen, director of the Huxley Public Library, said that the project will be held through July 27.

“Can one dollar make a difference — absolutely, “said Van Maanen. “We have a supply of rocks and hope to use the money made from this project for capital improvements in the library. We have many necessary things that need to be done, like cleaning the carpeting, painting the walls and adding new lighting.”

Here is how you can help:

• Get members of your organization to decorate rocks.

• Ask each participant to bring $1 to decorate a rock.

Please contact us no later than March 31 to participate.

Tell the Friends group how many rocks you need to purchase by sending an email to

The Friends will deliver your rocks pre-painted with a base coat, as well as permanent markers for you and your members to use to decorate the rocks.

When complete, spray the rocks with the provided polyurethane spray and let dry.

Contact the Friends again and they will pick up your completed rocks, remaining supplies and money.

Take a photo of your rocks and post to Facebook with the hashtag: #huxleyreadingrocks. Tag @HuxleyPublicLibrary and your photo will be shared.