The Oglala Lakota College Library, the only public library on Pine Ridge Reservation, received a grant allowing it to purchase a van and hire a staff person to drive to all reaches of the reservation and visit each Head Start center and Early Childhood center – a combined total of 600 children – at least once a week to expose them to books and reading. The grant also has allowed the OLC library to purchase English and Lakota books for its permanent collection to encourage library use by the children and their families.
Many of the Head Start kids have no books at home and the library would like to give each child at least one book of her/his own per month, to encourage the parents to read to their children and instill a love of reading in the kids. Unfortunately, the library doesn’t have the resources to do so and the library director has asked for our help. Although this is a big endeavor that will make a small dent in the number of books needed, it is so important to the development of the children.
If you can donate any of the books listed below, please let me know which you are donating so I can keep a tally here. Other preschool books are acceptable as well if you have some new or gently used books you’d like to send.
Thanks so much for helping our smallest of friends on Pine Ridge Reservation!
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Donated as of 3/2017:
PreSchool Practice Scissor Skills (65 donated–Thank you!)
Trace Letters (50 donated–Thank you!)
Trace Numbers (50 donated–Thank you! )
Trace Shapes (100 donated–Thank you!)
Same or Different (50 donated–Thank you!)
Does it Belong? (50 donated–Thank you!)
Beginning Sounds (100 donated–Thank you!)
Counting 1-10 (50 donated–Thank you!)
Lowercase Alphabet (50 donated–Thank you!)
Uppercase Alphabet (50 donated–Thank you!)
Following Directions (50 donated–Thank you!)
Patterns and Sequence (50 donated–Thank you!)
Preschool Math (50 donated–Thank you!)
Preschool Reading (50 donated–Thank you!)
Tracing (50 donated–Thank you!)
Please ship your books via
310 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752
P. O. Box 310
Kyle, SD 57752
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Please Note: Due to the volume of donations shipped to the reservation FoPRR cannot verify delivery of your boxes. If you are shipping from home and require confirmation of delivery, please purchase delivery confirmation from the post office or use your shipping service’s tracking system.