Syreeta Butler is the Library Manager of the Thompson Lane Branch Library of Nashville Public Library. Syreeta joined the board of Ride for Reading in October 2019. Syreeta, coming from humbled beginnings, has an affinity for serving the underprivileged. She is an advocate for literacy and wants to do her part to ensure every child has an opportunity to succeed by assisting with book deliveries, sorting books, and reading to children. “Some children will never have a book bought for them and will lack the enjoyment and fulfillment of reading, so I support Ride for Reading because they are bridging the literacy gap by putting books in the hands of those children.”
Syreeta grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where she obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis and began her career in libraries at the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. Her love for libraries and people lead to her obtaining her Masters of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She enjoys reading, travelling and singing in her spare time.