CLOSING THE LITERACY GAP ONE BOOK AT A TIME
Little Read Library always needs your book donations! We strive to give out as many books as possible to children in poverty or underserved communities who encounter barriers to literacy, so we need picture books and children's chapter books of all types. Bilingual books, books with BIPOC representation, and books with educational emotional or social messages are often most needed. Books can be dropped off at 3825 Sierra Vista Way, Norman, OK. You can also call 601-667-9151 to arrange pickup of book donations.
Buy from our Amazon Wishlist
Though we rely mostly on in-person donation of lightly used or new books, we also maintain an Amazon Wishlist of titles we hope to give out from the Little Read Wagon. We update this list when we learn of new books pertinent to the needs of our communities served and would love if you supported LRW from our wishlist! Check out the list by clicking on the Amazon logo at the bottom of the page.
Little Read Wagon can accept donations by cash or check (made out to Little Read Library), CashApp donations can be made at $LittleReadWagon, PayPal donations can be made to PayPal.me/LittleReadWagon. Venmo donations can be made to @Little-ReadWagon.
Wonder how Little Read Wagon handles used books during a pandemic (or any other time?). We are committed to providing high quality, clean, safe, new and used books to children and adults who lack access to books. LRW founder and president, Lisa Heater Gerard, is a volunteer with Friends of the Norman Public Library and learned used book cleaning and handling tips there. Donated books are left on the garage floor for 72 hours. The front and back cover and spine are then wiped off with a disinfectant wipe and the pages are brushed to remove and dust or small debris. Little Read Wagon uses Grandpa Sam’s horsehair shoe brush from his Army boot polishing days to dust off books. Books are then put in a crate or stacked for another 72 hours before being shelved. When they finally make it to shelving, Lysol is sprayed over the books and shelving. Books are then ready to be loaded into the wagon for a giveaway event. We provide hand sanitizer and wipes at all book giveaways.