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Jane Waters Little Free Library

Jane Waters Little Free Library

Jane Waters Little Free Library


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Welcome to the Jane Waters Little Free Library

Jane Waters started The Islander Newspaper in 1979 and was a firm believer if you could read, you could do anything. Today you can find her column, "Forever Barefoot on the Beach" in Island Times which is owned by her daughter, Shelley Johnson, and available for free at the library in the periodicals section.

Jane was one of the originators and driving forces behind the Mardi Gras festivities on Pensacola Beach, including the Krewe of Wrecks. She wrote "To the Beat of an Island Drum" which sometimes can be found on the shelf.

1203 Ariola was Jane's home and is now owned by her youngest daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Harry Hewson. Please stop by and feel free to take a book to enjoy. If you would like to leave one to share, that's fine too.

The Jane Waters Little Free Library is cared for by some who knew Jane and those who only knew of her -- by family, neighbors, friends, and visitors. Pensacola Beach was Jane's community. She loved and nurtured the locals and tourists alike, as if each were part of her family. To her, they were.


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