The Little Free Library highlighted the Wind River chapter as one of their favorite little libraries of 2021 in a recent article found here. The article says that the Wind River Little Library was the 125,000th book sharing box through the Impact Library program.
Amanda LeClair-Diaz is with the Wind River Little Library and says that since opening in July she’s seen 500 books come and go through the little library.
“Our goal is to provide access to culturally responsive books that amplify Indigenous voices, and we hope to continue to do this into the new year,” LeClair-Diaz said.
Back in July at the ribbon cutting, John St. Clair with the Shoshone Business Council said that reading is an important part of carrying traditions and culture forward and most importantly preserving tribal rights.
“Some of the most educated people I know have very little schooling, but they learned how to read and how to advance themselves after school. And that’s the most important part,” he said.