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We had the privilege of being recognized by the Redland’s Police Department for our partnership with them and Hangar 24 to create the mobile book plane. In their first event they distributed over 1,000 new books and have already placed an order for another batch of books!
We got to seed the book deserts on June 10th handing out hundreds of new books to kids at the Van Nuys block party in District 2 (Council member Paul Krekorian) Los Angeles.
We were glad to be invited to the Van Nuys block party in District 2 Los Angeles. Our second year handing out new free books to the neighborhood. It was held again at the corners of N Katherine Avenue and Archwood where the roundabout is. Hundreds of books were given away to kids and adults in the community. The remaining books we had we gave to LAPD Van Nuys Cadets LAPD Cadets to help stock the little free library we built for the station over two yeas ago.There was food, tie-dye tee shirts, Flavored Ice and even musical chairs for all. Great food and a bounce house too. We even saw a pet rooster!After the event there was an outdoor movie screening Disney’s Moana shown to the enjoyment of everyone. A big thank you to our volunteers, Christopher Pollard Burlinda Seals, Laurie Kaltenmeier Douglas Chadwick And Jean Chadwick for doing all the logistics.And a very special thanks to Sahag Yedalian for making so much of this happen and LA Council member @Paul Krekorian and the rest of his Staff too! Neighbors and the cadets did a great job of setting up and helping.There are more to thank for the event and apologize if I missed you.
Posted by The Literacy Club on Sunday, June 11, 2017
We also installed two libraries that the Little Free Library had gifted during the LA Festival of Books 1) Galileo Academy 101; Warwick St; Victorville 2) Janelle Green & her family in South Los Angeles 90043 (only 1 of 3 registered in this zip code). Love the opportunity to partner with littlefreelibrary.org and to continue to SEED THE BOOK DESERTS!
Apr 21- 23 @ The LA Festival of Books
Our team was busy volunteering for the entire weekend at LA Festival of Books with Todd Bol & Tony Bol of Little Free Library. The team built 9 libraries and helped a girl scout troop build 2 libraries. It was fund to hang out with Todd, Tony and many of the LA area stewards.
We also get to install 3 more libraries that Little Free Library gifted to local LA organizations. Additionally, we got to deliver 2 libraries to KCRW (and we filled them with new books). Thanks to Jon Cohn @KCRW for being so awesome and excited about the libraries and books!
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.