Traditional Oral Story Telling

A big thanks to our partners with the Lumbee tribe for sharing some of their oral stories with us.

Native American stories are traditionally told by the grandparents to the children. The children then take those stories and pass them down through future generations. Please listen and share with your children as Ms. Gwen Locklear tells us the stories of “How Turtle Few South for the Winter,” “How Possum Got His Tail,” “Rabbit Wishes for Snow,” and “Turtle Races with Beaver.”

Little Free Library at Pembroke Elementary

A peek at one of our Little Free Libraries! This particular box belongs to our partners with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and is located at Pembroke Elementary School. Our partners are hard at work getting these books to the children and families in their communities.

If you are interested in donating books to any of our partners please visit our donation page!

177 Books Disseminated by our partners working with the Lumbee Tribe!

Robeson County library director, Katie Fountain, visited Baptist Christian Daycare and Riverwood Pre-Elementary and gave out 112 books to the children. She also donated 65 gently used books for the Reading Nation Waterfall Little Free Libraries! These books are getting out to the children and families. We can not thank our partners enough! Look at all those happy faces!

RNW partner, Robeson County Public Library getting books to Lumbee children!

Thank you to our partner, library director, Katie Fountain! Robeson County Public Library will soon be distributing books to the Shining Stars Preschool in Pembroke, NC. More to come when these books are all in the hands of the children!

Our partnerships with local libraries and schools are crucial to getting literacy resources to tribal families and children.