WPS elementary schools receive Little Free Libraries
Wichita Public Library, Wichita Literacy Coalition and several community partners have created and installed 26 Little Free Libraries throughout City Council District III – each one decorated after a letter of the alphabet.
Four WPS elementary schools — Anderson Elementary, Caldwell Elementary, Linwood Elementary and Harry Street Elementary — are among the 26 sites.
The Little Free Libraries are part of a project to help children have better access to books, tools and resources to explore reading at home.
The 26 Little Free Libraries are decorated for each letter of the alphabet, creating a space where free books and information can be easily accessed by residents. An audio component created by Wichita State University’s Engineering students pronounce letters when the door opens. Books for early learners and parents will be provided by the Library and community partners; everyone is welcome to use the Little Free Libraries and to share books forward.
CityArts instructors led volunteers from Evergy and Hutton in painting the libraries so they can be easily found and an audio component created by Wichita State engineering students pronounce letters when the door to the library is open.
More information about the Little Free Libraries, including a printable and interactive map of library locations, can be found at wichitalibrary.org.
The Little Free Libraries were made possible thanks to investments from Evergy, Hutton Construction, Wichita Public Library Foundation, Wichita State University Engineering, and CityArts.