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Eagle Scout Project means new shelves for Lakeview Library

An Indian Lake area teenager completed his final Eagle Scout project Friday, and in so doing, helped his local library branch put the finishing touches on a recent expansion.

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Noah Brandt assembles a metal shelf Friday at the Lakeview library. As part of an Eagle Scout Project, Noah sought donations from members of the community to purchase the shelves, which were assembled in the children’s area of the library. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Fifteen-year-old Noah Brandt said his favorite books are fantasy and science fiction and Percy Jackson is his favorite author.

“I’ve been coming to the library every week since I was four years old,” the West Liberty-based Troop 13 life Scout said Friday while bracketing together two metal shelves that will help round out a recent expansion at the Lakeview Library, 130 N. Main St.

“So, when it came time to do my Eagle Scout Project — part of the requirement is that it has to be a community service — I just thought it was a good fit.”

A modest expansion of the library branch was conducted a little more than a year ago and the area on the east side of the building now functions as a children’s section, but the library didn’t have money to purchase shelves to house the books.

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