Author and Northampton Native Shelia P. Moses to Join PETA to Cut Ribbon on Little Free Library

For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2021

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Garysburg, N.C. – On Saturday, PETA representatives, the family of the late Doris Majette of Majette’s Grocery, and nationally renowned, award-winning writer Shelia P. Moses will cut the ribbon on a brand-new Little Free Library donated by PETA in partnership with the Northampton County Little Free Library Project, which was started by Moses, a Rich Square native. The volunteers who keep all the Little Free Libraries stocked and orderly will also attend.

When:    Saturday, July 17, 11 a.m.

Where:    Cuz Mini-Mart (formerly Majette’s Grocery), 100 U.S. Hwy. 301, 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 doghouses, insulating straw bedding, and nutritious food, in addition to providing preventive care such as de-worming, flea, and flystrike treatment as well as transport for spay/neuter surgeries—all free of charge. 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,” says 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 prestigious member of the community who ran her grocery for 50 years and is survived by a large, loving family, including her husband of 58 years, Thornton Majette.

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