Helena Magazine

Schools Q&A- Lennox Wilemon tells the story of building her little library

Published 10:22 am Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Lennox Wilemon, a 5-year-old resident of Helena, tells the story of building her little library.


First, tell me a little about yourself?

My name is Lennox Wilemon and I am 5-years-old. I live with my mommy and daddy. I have an older brother, Mattox, 8, and a older sister, Willow, 6. My family has lived in Helena for six years. We live in Hillsboro. I just finished K4 and I am very excited to start Helena Elementary in the fall. I love to go to the pool and play with my friends. I like to go to the park and swing on the tire.

How long have you been doing pageants?

I have been doing pageants since I was 1 year old.

What is your favorite thing about doing pageants?

My favorite things about doing pageants is getting to wear the long beauty gowns because they are so beautiful.

What gave you the idea for Lennox’s Library?

I wanted to start a platform that was local to the community. I love to read and thought it would be great if I could help others get free books and be able to read as well. I felt this was a great way to give back to the community.

How did you build Lennox’s Library?

My daddy and I got all the supplies and I helped him build it at our house. We used wood, screws and wood glue. I even got to use the drill and do some of the gluing. After we got it put together, we painted it white and had Helena’s very own Aaron Whiteside—who owns Fixtures of Faith—do the specialty painting of the Helena husky and the beautiful Cahaba Lily.  We finished it up with putting my hand prints on the back with my autograph.

Why did you choose to put the library in Cahaba Lily Park?

I chose this park because it’s a beautiful park and didn’t have a Little Library in it. I love to go play here and it always has a lot of people. The park is close to my house, so I can always make sure to keep it full of books for everyone to enjoy.

Do you plan on building more little libraries? Where would you want to put them?

I do plan on adding another Lennox’s Library soon to Helena. I think the perfect spot would be somewhere in Old Town.

What does it feel like to have your own library?

It makes me really happy to have started Lennox’s Library. I get so excited every time I go check and most of the books are gone. I hope everyone is enjoying the books as much as I have been enjoying checking it and keeping it stocked.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite book is “Mermicorns Sparkle Magic.”