On Saturday, PETA representatives, the family of the late Doris Majette of Majette’s Grocery, and writer Shelia P. Moses will cut the ribbon on a new Little Free Library donated by the animal rights organization in partnership with the Northampton County Little Free Library Project.
Moses, a Rich Square native, started the library.
Time of the event is 11 a.m. at Cuz Mini-Mart, formerly known as Majette’s Grocery. It is located at 100 Highway 301 in Garysburg.
PETA made the donation after more than 15 years of working with families in Northampton County to help care for dogs relegated to the outdoors on a chain or confined to a pen.
The group delivers sturdy wooden dog houses, insulating straw bedding, and nutritious food, in addition to providing preventive care such as deworming, flea, and flystrike treatment as well as transport for spay/neuter surgeries.
In recent years, PETA has also operated a free book program, Barks & Books, giving away hundreds of children’s books with a message of kindness and compassion, and the group has stocked the new Little Free Library with books from that collection.
“Everyone should have access to stories that broaden minds and encourage compassion for all,” said PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Donating a Free Little Library is a meaningful way for PETA to continue its partnership with the Northampton County community, and we’re honored to contribute.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be broadcast on PETA’s Facebook Live.
PETA’s library is dedicated to Majette, a member of the community who ran her grocery for 50 years and is survived by a large family, including her husband of 58 years, Thornton Majette.