• Redlands Police Department Mobile Library (12/6/16)
  • 5 Little Dr Seuss Inspired Libraries in Denver  (12/16/16)
  • Burbank YMCA – It’s A Book! (9/28/16)
  • ABC’s of RPG’s Libraries (Aug/Sept 2016)
  • The Literacy Club’s Little Library in Dodgeville, WI (9/17/16)

The Literacy Club’s Latest Chapters

We Took A Big Leap and Got a Shop!

After years of working in a 10′ x 10′ garage that flooded all the time, we decided it was time to take a big leap and we leased a shop.  Thanks to a major donation from Christopher Pollard, a retired Navy Chief who decided that he was ready to help inspire kids to read like he was as a child.  He was so excited about what we were doing that he decided to join our board & donate his time to help build & inspire!  Now our master builders have an awesome place to design & create libraries!!

The space also allows us the opportunity to have volunteers help build libraries & sort books.  Heck we can even host events to help “Inspire Communities One Book At A Time”.  Check out pictures of the shop and some libraries we are working on right now (Burbank Kiwanis, San Bernardino Probation Dept;  A Special LFL for Police Departments, Ace Dog Grooming and … )

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A few fun libraries we are working on and our library at the TLC shop!  (Jan/Feb 2017)

Our Book Room Got a Facelift & MORE Books!

Our book room just got better!  Thanks to Thrivent Financial donations we were able to buy more books and our master builders put together some new shelves to hold them.  It’s a lot of books, but we have 4 libraries in the queue along with book refreshes, we will be out of books in no time.  If you want to help us get more books please just email jean@theliteracyclub.org.

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More Books.  We received even more books in February, so the team built more shelves and spent a few days sorting and organizing the additional books.  Now we are working on getting these distributed through our libraries and distribution events.

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An Evening with The Little Free Library Director Todd Bol

The Literacy Club was proud to host Todd Bol the founder and Director of The Little Free Library at our headquarters in Valley Glen California, November 3, 2016.  Todd was visiting the LA area prior to the unveiling of the 50,000th Little Free Library on Friday. Stewards and friends from the area were invited to meet and share stories with Todd and each other.

Field Deputy Sahag Yedalian represented Paul Krekorian’s Office (the Los Angeles City Council-member for our district) who is a huge proponent of The Literacy Club efforts with the Little Free Libraries and helping end book desserts in Los Angeles. Sahag presented certificates of appreciation from the Councilman to The Little Free Library, The Literacy Club and Book Moms and all the stewards who attended were also presented with Certificates of appreciation for their help in seeding book deserts in the Los Angeles areas.

Charles Chavoor president of the Burbank noon Kiwanis was also their to show support for The Literacy Club and their efforts with Literacy. The Kiwanis are funding a large Little Free Library soon. More details later.

The Little Free Library provided all the guests with lots of great items like The Little Free Library book, buttons, book marks and more.  The Literacy Club also gave away hundreds of brand new books to the stewards for their libraries to help fill and seed them.


Being Stewards

The Literacy Club doesn't just build a library and leave it, we stay connected to each library and location. We are always ready to help with replenishing new books or doing maintenance to keep the library looking great so it can continue to inspire. Check out some of the recent restocking and maintenance the team has done.