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NHECA Dedicates Little Free Library in Honor of Daryl Clemmens

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

In May of 2014, neighbors, friends, and family of Daryl Clemmens gathered at Ann Allison Hoover Memorial Park to celebrate her life and legacy. NHECA dedicated a little free library in honor of Daryl who had served as our secretary.

A longtime friend and neighbor, Daryl, died at the young age of 63. She was active in our community as a volunteer as well as in her professional career. Daryl was a skilled public relations writer and mentor - she was also an avid reader. Creating a Little Free Library in her memory and placing it in our neighborhood park seemed the perfect way to honor her and continue her love of sharing books. Her friend Diana Baier asked her husband Tom to build the library with the assistance of Diana, Lynn Toerge and Mark Honess. The library was unveiled at a celebration of life gathering held at the park. Daryl's best friend Laurie Streiner planned the event with Daryl's sisters. Daryl was rather conservative, yet very fun, so the exterior of the library is traditional in design with a few fun accents in purple and black, the inside is painted her favorite color – purple. The library has been a wonderful addition to our park and is being enjoyed by young and old alike - which is a lovely tribute to Daryl!

For a list of Allegheny County’s chartered little free libraries and pantries click here:

Charter #16364 Lynn Toerge Corner of Jefferson Drive and Country Lane in Ann Allison Hoover Memorial Park, Ross Township Pittsburgh PA 15229 Lat: 40.53197 Long: -80.02935

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