Indigenous Library Program Steward Story, September 2023

By Sarah Nelson

Little Free Library’s Indigenous Library Program provides no-cost Little Free Library boxes full of books to Indigenous communities with limited book access. This month we heard from a steward who was previously granted a library through our Indigenous Library Program and wanted to share their story.

Additionally, we granted 43 Indigenous Library Packages to applicants from schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations in June through September 2023.

Robb S. — Gu Vo, AZ

“The Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF) is so excited and proud to have its very own Little Free Library in Gu Vo, Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Nation! The young learners from NAAF’s pre-school program had a great time putting the finishing touches on the library’s assembly and installation by adding their own artistic flare and a liberal amount of paint, check out the video to see if they got more paint on themselves or the new library.

This is a great new resource and such a wonderful addition to the District, we see it being used all the time by our little learners. NAAF’s young ones appreciate the opportunity to learn, share and grow! Literacy matters and for many across the nation travelling to the library or accessing fine books can be a struggle, so many thanks to great partners like Little Free Library and their Indigenous Library Program. Together NAAF and its partners are working to make a difference.”

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