Earlier this summer, the Wyoming State Library used CARES Act funding to support summer reading on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Robin Levin, Head Librarian at the Fort Washakie School and Community Library, spearheaded the effort to distribute print books since many in that community have difficulty accessing e-resources.
Now, the Wyoming Community Foundation has kicked in some help with a $3,200 grant to buy a trailer to cart around the giveaway books that were funded by the WSL. The WYCF grant was made to an educational non-profit, Fascinating Learning Factory, that serves as the project’s fiscal agent.
The grant covered a 4’x6′ bumper-pull cargo trailer, exterior decals, interior shelving and organizing hardware, an electric connector for the little pickup truck that hauls it, and title and license. Robin and her crew have dubbed it “Book Moby,” and have begun taking it out and about
“For the future, it looks like schools may still struggle to reopen,” Robin said, “so I’ll drive ‘Book Moby’ out to the reservation weekly, getting more books out to our friends and families!”