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Little Library Unveiled


BOOK EXCHANGE: Jenks East Elementary students line up to place their book in the 75,000th Little Free Library as founder and Executive Director Todd Bol, right, cheers them on. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy and inspiring community through a love for reading.



Jenks East Elementary celebrated the 75,000th Little Free Library unveiling on Thursday, Aug. 30. East Elementary was chosen after applying for Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program and once a month for one year, the organization will send a box of free books to East Elementary.

“We feel so fortunate to be selected by Little Free Library for this occasion,” says East Elementary Site Principal Ryan Glaze. “At Jenks Public Schools, we want to create as many unique learning opportunities for our students as we possibly can, and having a Little Free Library on our campus is one more way for our kids to feel connected and for them to be inspired.”

A Little Free Library is a small, outdoor bookcase or wooden box, often marked by the phrase “take a book, leave a book.” All members of the community are encouraged to participate, either by simply taking a book to read or bringing a book to exchange.

“We are so pleased to share the world’s 75,000th Little Free Library with Jenks East Elementary,” says Little Free Library founder and Executive Director Todd Bol. “Schools and educators play a vital role in nurturing a love of reading in our youth, and we’re delighted to help ignite that love.”

The launch included a reading from the first book placed in the Little Free Library, read by Bol. After the reading, ribbon-cutting and official unveiling, students were given books and lined up to place their books into Jenk’s newest Little Free Library.

Updated 09-14-2018

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