Little Free Library Bridges Literacy Gap For Sapulpa Residents

There are more than 150,000 registered, volunteer-led, Little Free Libraries around the world. Now thanks to Dr. Lilly McCully, there’s one more in Sapulpa. When a library may not be in walking distance, McCully said this is a wonderful way to provide easy access to books.

Wednesday, November 29th 2023, 6:37 am



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A nonprofit called Little Free Library provides a way for kids across the country to access books. Many of those libraries are here in Green Country.

The Little Free Library in Sapulpa has a strict gift only policy. The organizer for Sapulpa’s little free library said she encourages the community to take what you need and leave what you don’t.

The nonprofit’s mission is to expand book access for everyone.

There are more than 150,000 registered, volunteer-led, Little Free Libraries around the world.

Now thanks to Dr. Lilly McCully, there’s one more in Sapulpa.

When a library may not be in walking distance, McCully said this is a wonderful way to provide easy access to books.

Books are hard to access in her neighborhood, which is predominantly Native American.

Little Free Library is a part of the Indigenous Library Program, which provides little libraries full of books to Native communities and helps bridge that literacy gap in those communities.

“I really want to see a growth in the reading community in Sapulpa. I think we have a large reading community, but we have a large literacy problem as well. I’d like to see this as the first of one of many steps in this community and continue the steps that have already been taken by the Sapulpa Public Library,” McCully said.

Along with the access to the free books, McCully has created a garden for others to enjoy and added a box to share thigs like puzzles, plants, and toys.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Little Free Library.

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