When you pull up to the Charlotte Community Library, you may notice something new in the parking lot: buggy parking.
In the spring, the library redid the parking lot. One component of the project was to create a space for Amish patrons to park their buggies.
"Asked them, some members of the Amish community, what it should look like, where it should go, and we contracted with local Amish welders to construct and install the buggy parking," said David Votta, director of the Charlotte Community Library.
The designated area has space for three buggies. Votta said Amish people regularly use the library and there are buggies parked there a couple of times a week.
He said it was important to create a space for them because "a library should be a reflection of the community, and the services that we offer should be tailored for whoever our community actually is."
According to Votta, the Colon Township Library and one of the Branch District Libraries in the Coldwater area have hitching posts.
The Charlotte Library is also installing an electric vehicle charger on Monday, which will be next to the hitching post.
"Really serving, you know, three centuries of transportation needs to the community," Votta said.
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