Little Free Library is launching the Indigenous Library Program this spring. The new program will distribute LFL book-sharing containers to tribal lands and different Indigenous communities. Boxes will probably be shipped to volunteer stewards free of charge and can include two units of books — one set will function 25 books written and/or illustrated by BIPOC authors and one other 25 books will heart Indigenous folks.
The new program has an advisory group consisting of educators, authors, and librarians, most of whom are Indigenous, all of whom have a protracted historical past serving Indigenous communities. The program goals to “strengthen community, inspire readers, expand easy book access, support positive literacy outcomes, and make little free libraries available in high-need locations serving Indigenous peoples.”
The program is a part of Little Free Library’s Native Library Initiative, which itself was began from LFL’s Impact Library Program. The function of the Impact Library Program is to offer free library containers and starter units to volunteer stewards all through areas in North America which have little to no e book entry for residents. So far, greater than 1,800 containers have been despatched below the Impact Library Program.
Little Free Library hopes to broaden the initiative with the addition of Hawaiian, Canadian, and Alaskan representatives.
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