Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Oklahoma City Thunder teamed up with ReadOKC to install a Free Little Library in Scissortail Park.
Visitors to the Park may notice a small blue box sitting on a pedestal as they stroll near the Children’s Playground Pavilion. Thanks to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, we now have a Free Little Library. And thanks to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the library will always be filled with books.
Free Little Library is a nonprofit organization created to inspire a love of reading and build community around the world. Through its “take a book, share a book” philosophy, millions of books are exchanged each year to increase access to books for readers of all ages.
A cold wind was blowing but the sun was shining as the Thunder Drummers entertained Thursday afternoon, February 20 for the library dedication. Children from Oklahoma City Public Schools, their superintendent and many other dignitaries came together to celebrate the occasion.
Read OKC, an initiative to promote the love of reading for the students of OKCPS and in our community, coordinated the installation. The Free Little Library is located near a cottonwood sapling received from Gathering Place in Tulsa that when mature, will provide a lovely, shady spot for reading in the Park.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Free Little Library to Scissortail Park for our families and visitors to enjoy,” said Maureen Heffernan, CEO and executive director of Scissortail Park Foundation. “Together with the Reading Tree sapling we received in 2019 from Gathering Place in Tulsa, the Little Library reading spot will make an idyllic setting to enjoy a good book.”
While the Oklahoma City Thunder crew will keep the library stocked, you are welcome to share some of your own beloved children’s books.