THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MAy 17, 2024 Page 15 Gayhart receives Little Free Library’s Award for Outstanding Achievement Teen dreamed of starting a Little Free Library and now stewards multiple libraries T he Little Free Library (LFL) nonprofi t organiEvelyn Gayhart is shown with one of her Little Free Libraries. ANZALONE | FROM PAGE 14 That said, Steve still stood out in that crowd. He will always be remembered fondly by all who knew him.” The last time Cronan connected with Anzalone was at the 40th anniversary of the 1976 team in 2020, but he will never forget his beloved teammate, who turned pro in Canada, and whose son, Steve, Jr. also played north of the border in 2004 for Winnipeg. Love of family Anzalone, a Weymouth resident, was the son of the late Giro and Carmella Anzalone. He was a dedicated son, husband, father, papa, uncle, cousin, coach, mentor and friend. He loved spending time with his grandkids. He’d them out on his boat in Maine, and also attended their games. Steve worked 38 years at the Malden District Court, before retiring as a First Assistant Chief Probation Offi cer in 2016. He enjoyed golfi ng, fi shing and was best known for his world-famous cooking. He was actively involved in many Weymouth youth programs. He was cofounder of the Weymouth Girls Basketball League and WJBL Senior League. Steve was the loving husband of 46 years to Kathleen (Woolf) Anzalone, and was the cherished father of Stephen Anzalone and his wife, Melissa of Weymouth, Kathryn Long and her husband, Brian of Braintree, and Jason Anzalone and his wife, Jessica of East Boston. He was Papa to Rocco, Giuliana, Ethan, Elliot and Mia. He’s also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He’s predeceased by his brother Michael. Steve’s many friends may send a donation in his name to the Weymouth High School Dungeon, 1 Wildcat Way Weymouth, MA 02190. zation was pleased to present Evelyn Gayhart of Everett, Mass., with the 2024 Todd H. Bol Award for Outstanding Achievement. This award honors extraordinary individuals who embody LFL’s mission to build community, inspire readers and expand book access for all. “It is a privilege to recognize Evelyn Gayhart as one of this year’s winners of the Todd H. Bol Award for Outstanding Achievement,” said LFL Executive Director Greig Metzger. “Her volunteer efforts exemplify the vision of the late founder of Little Free Library, Todd Bol, to engage communities and enrich lives through the power of shared books.” The 17-year-old fi rst had dreams of starting a Little Free Library book-sharing box when she was 12. Evelyn immediately started planning, getting city approvals, fundraising, gathering book donations and designing and building a little library with her grandfather. Despite delays due to covid, her inaugural library opened on housing authority property across from Wehner Park in 2021. She has since established four additional libraries and has three more planned, thanks to a Little Free Library Partner Expansion grant. “I originally started it as a project for the Girl Scouts Silver Award but ended up wanting to expand beyond just one,” Evelyn said. “The response I’ve been getting has made me really happy. I get to make sure more people have the opportunity to get and read books. It’s been an extremely rewarding experience.” Read more about this year’s winners and see their photos at LittleFreeLibrary. org/todd-bol-awards Learn about Little Free Library Week – May 12-18 – at LittleFreeLibrary.org/lfl -week

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