Read a Book, Share a Book at Live Oak Public Libraries

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, April 15th, 2024

In partnership with the City of Savannah, Live Oak Public Libraries’ “Read a Book, Share a Book” program will accept donated books in eight library branches from April 12 through April 30.  

The project celebrates Savannah Mayor Van Johnson's April 11th Proclamation, which recognizes National Library Week (April 7 – 13th) and declares the City of Savannah a Book Sanctuary City, confirming its opposition to book censorship in any form. The Proclamation applauds Live Oak Public Libraries’ adoption of the Library Bill of Rights and support of the freedom to read. 

The public is invited to donate new or gently used books written in English and in Spanish for people of all ages. Books for children, from early learners to young adults, are especially appreciated, as are large print books for the vision-impaired. Donated books will be returned to the community through LOPL’s outreach initiatives.

Participating branches include Bull Street, Carnegie, Forest City, Oglethorpe Mall, Port City, Southwest Chatham, W.W. Law, and West Broad. Go to for hours and addresses.  

“It is an honor for LOPL to be recognized for its commitment to the freedom for all people to read and awesome to serve a city that is the first in Georgia to make this powerful proclamation,” LOPL Executive Director Lola Shelton-Council said.