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Little Free Libraries Booming


NEIGHBORHOOD FREE LIBRARY: Neighbors in the Holland Point and Minshall Park neighborhoods in south Tulsa worked together to install a Little Free Library in April. From left are Jeannie Sacra (with Grayson), Richard Holmes and neighborhood youngsters, all ready to enjoy their reading. For more information, visit littlefreelibrary.org.


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The City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation Department and Tulsa Community College have partnered with local nonprofit Transporting Education and Literacy into Open Spaces, Inc. (T.E.L.O.S., Inc.) for the grand opening events for the Tulsa Little Free Libraries Project.
In addition, neighborhoods are beginning to offer the Little Free Libraries.??

T.E.L.O.S., Inc., aims to advance literacy and education initiatives in community settings. The Tulsa Little Free Libraries Project is a nationally-known “Take a book, leave a book program” that will open at 15 Tulsa City parks and playgrounds.

?“I’m thrilled that Tulsa Parks is involved in making these little libraries accessible to children. We want to do our part to help close the literacy gap in Tulsa by placing little libraries in our public parks,” said Lucy Dolman, Tulsa Parks Director. “It’s also a great way we can make a positive difference in their young lives and inspire them to be life-long readers.”

Two grand opening events took place in April when the first little libraries in the project were built. The public was invited to events to help install each little library, participate in story time and additional activities for the kids at Reed Park, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.?and Turner Park, 3503 E. 5th St.

For more details about the Tulsa Little Free Libraries Project, visit: www.telosinc.wixsite.com/mysite or follow on Facebook @TELOSInc
Tulsa Little Free Libraries Project is made possible by Tulsa Community College Foundation, The Potts Family Foundation, David Poth, The Pollination Project, B’Nai Preschool, Holland Hall, and Service Learning Students at Tulsa Community College.

Updated 04-23-2018

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