ST. PAUL PARK - Visitors to Axelrod Park can now grab a book and a bench, thanks to the efforts of Brownie Troop 57688.

On June 7, the troop dedicated a Little Free Library at the park.

The installation is the culmination of their service project. After reading their Brownies journey book, "A World of Girls," they decided to provide the community with more access to reading materials.

They obtained official permission from the city after sharing their proposal at the St. Paul Park City Council meeting May 6. They painted picture book scenes on the sides of the structure, which resembles a large birdhouse.

During the dedication, each Brownie came forward and placed some books inside.

To satisfy the sustainability requirements of the project, the troop will maintain the library and keep it stocked with books.

Members of Brownie Troop 57688 include Ava Jax, Amaya O'Day, Khloe Christendon, Kaylee Khraiss, Jerzey Costa, Lydia Darsow, Emmerys Meek, Maria Tody, Ellie Sattler, Evelyn Sahli, Ingrid Newman and Brooke Anderson.