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Members of the Hudson High School art class that painted five of the Little Free Libraries bound for the African country of Ghana pose with their work. Front, from left: Justine Ploeger, Madeline Roth, Brady Minich, Sydney Parsons, Ashley Lardy, Trevor Quade, Katelyn Nestrud and Cheyenne Markie. Back: Erik Peterson, Mitch Majetich, Ryan McDevitt, Avery Lingenfelter, Lexie Nustvold, Sarah Lockbaum, Katherine Ryder, James Meagher, Charlie Richards, teacher Nick Koss and Luke Meyer. (Submitted photo)

HHS students build Little Free Libraries bound for Africa

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Here’s the story behind the five colorfully painted Little Free Libraries on First Street in front of The Phipps Center for the Art.


The libraries are half of the 10 built last spring by students in Aaron Haskins’ construction class at Hudson High School.

In January, they’ll be shipped to the West African country of Ghana, along with $2,000 worth of books for each library from the St. Paul nonprofit Books For Africa.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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