The Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa has joined the Little Free Library global phenomenon to share books, bring people together, and create communities of readers. The national award-winning venue announced its Little Free Library on National Book Lover’s Day and joined over 70,000 libraries in 80 countries –from Iceland to Pakistan.
Although most Little Free Libraries are actually little, the staff decided a more substantial library was needed in a 300,000 square-foot venue. Staff members from the venue’s Skilled Trade department built the library in-house using all recycled and up-cycled materials (including hockey Plexiglas from the old Arena).
The Cox Center Tulsa library joins other local Little Free Libraries in Midtown Tulsa and in neighborhoods and parks throughout the city. The venue hopes its library will further promote its neighboring library and encourage both local and out-of-town guests to “take a book” or “leave a book.”
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them on of the “50 Surprising Things We Love About America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit littlefreelibrary.org.