Posted Date: 03/01/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ezabela Herber
December 2nd, 2022 Shattuck FFA Reporter
SHATTUCK’S FREE LITTLE LIBRARY
By: Ezabela Herber
SHATTUCK, OKLAHOMA- Shattuck fifth grade teacher, Lynsia Sprouse, received a grant earlier in the school year through DonorsChoose.org to set up a “Little Free Library” for our community. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota whose mission is to provide book access to communities around the world. Little Free Library book-sharing boxes are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and are freely accessible to all. The Little Free Library is a book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book. They function on the honor system. You do not need to share a book in order to take one. If you take a book or two from a little library, try to bring some to share to that same library, or another in your area, when you can. Not only do these libraries build community, they inspire readers, and Mrs. Sprouse’s 5th grade class is pumped to get their little library up and running.
Shattuck FFA students constructed the library kit, welded the pipe post, and set the post in concrete, in order to prepare for the library’s grand opening on December 5th, 2022. Shattuck FFA member Leah Taylor, who dug the hole and set the library post in concrete said, “We are mounting our library on 4.5” drill pipe in 100 pounds of concrete, so this is probably the strongest Little Library you’ll find!” Shattuck’s Little Free Library is located North of the Ag building on the Southwest corner of the intersection of Hickory and 5th Streets. For more information about the Little Free Library program and also how to find Little Free Libraries near you, download their mobile app or visit