Handy is probably not the first adjective you’d use to describe Logan Sanchez.

“He wants to be an I.T. guy,” said his mom Melissa with a chuckle. “Power tools we aren’t so familiar with.”

But, helpful? That adjective fits. The 14-year old is a born helper. The Lawton Chiles Middle Academy student decided to build two Little Free Library boxes with his grandfather’s help.

“I went through the same thing with my dad because somebody has to show you,” said his grandfather, Earl Sanchez. The elder Sanchez showed his grandson how to properly measure a 4-by-4 post before cutting it with a circular saw.

The idea to build two libraries came from a relationship at school.

“It was my friend. He lives in a less fortunate area and can’t afford books,” said Logan.

Logan and Earl spent hours in the garage finishing the book boxes. They will be placed at Barnett and Common Ground parks in Lakeland in early February.

“It makes me very proud of him. Hopefully, I’m doing something right and I just love that he has such a big heart,” said Melissa. “Not every 14-year old has a heart like that and I’m very, very thankful he does.”

Lawton Chiles Middle Academy encourages students to do community service projects.

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