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The largest Sikh book collection in Wisconsin, and possibly the nation, now resides in Oak Creek

 


 

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Photos: Sikh Book Collection
JORDYN NOENNIG | MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL | 11 hours ago
 

A collection of books about the Sikh faith and traditions is now available at the Oak Creek Public Library in a first-of-its-kind collection. 

About 120 books, movies and other items available for checkout are on display in Oak Creek, making the largest collection in the state, and possibly the country.

"We did some research and we couldn't find any other library that has aggregated items on display like this," said Jill Lininger, director of Oak Creek Public Library. 

The goal is to help others in Southeastern Wisconsin, and across the state, learn more about the Sikh religion, the 5th largest religion in the world.

The collection was made available to the state's Department of Public Instruction and will be used to inform public school curriculum as well. 

"I want to encourage people to learn about Sikh communities and our beliefs," said Gurjot Singh Ghotra, a student at Franklin High School who spoke at Saturday's unveiling of the collection. "At school many of my peers ask why I wear a turban. They ask out of curiosity, and I appreciate that. Now I can let them know they can understand it at a much deeper level by reading about it here, at the library in Oak Creek." 

Manjit Singh, left, and Balhair S. Dulai chat prior to the speaker remarks about Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and the Oak Creek Public Library hosting an open house to share a new Sikh Book Collection available to the public.
Manjit Singh, left, and Balhair S. Dulai chat prior to the speaker remarks about Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and the Oak Creek Public Library hosting an open house to share a new Sikh Book Collection available to the public.
EBONY COX / MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

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