On October 8 – 10, Little Free Library was lucky to be invited back to the National Conference for the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums (ATALM) held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.

We had a great time at our booth, at our workshop discussing best practices of Little Free Library stewardship, and while building a Little Free Library. We were grateful to connect with native tribes from across the country to better understand literacy needs and partnership opportunities with tribal communities.

Left: Workshop participants join Little Free Library in a circle discussion about the best practices of Little Free Library stewardship and how best to partner with tribal communities. Right: Presenters Branden Pedersen – Little Free Library Community Engagement Manager with Little Free Library stewards Meghan Dorey, OK & Rebecca Elder, TX. Not pictured: Melissa Davies, Director of Development.

Left: Little Free Library drawing winner Danielle Hena is currently interning with the Wheelwright Museum – Center of Southwest Studies in Durango, CA. Right: ATALM Keynote Speaker Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo with Melissa Shelton-Davies, Little Free Library’s Director of Development.


ATALM is a non-profit educational organization serving the needs of those who work to protect and advance indigenous cultures. Little Free Library is excited to partner with them as we grow our Native Library Initiative, which focuses our grassroots efforts to tribal communities.

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