The Literacy Club’s Latest Chapters
We are excited to announce our GoFundMe campaign to create a Mobile Book Distribution Library! Here is a video talking about this project and our goal:
We want to take our seeding the book deserts to the next level to get even more books to kids/families who want and need them but do not have access. BOOKS ARE AMAZING & we are determined to insure that all children have the opportunity to have books and enjoy reading. We will be turning a regular trailer into an awesome and inspiring vehicle that we can use to distribute more books to more kids!
We will go to disasters like fires, floods or earthquakes and give away books to kids of all ages who are displaced as a result of the disaster. We will open the doors and they can come in and find a book and keep it for FREE! When we are not distributing at disaster relief locations we will go to community events to hand out more free books. If we are not distributing the books with the trailer, we will continue to build & deliver more inspiring libraries filled with more books!
We need your help to make this happen. OUR GOAL: we are trying to raise $10,000. With the funds we will buy the trailer, all the materials to transform it and tons of new books (no literally tons!) The more money we raise, the more communities we can seed with books and continue to chip away at our book deserts!
To Donate (https://www.gofundme.com/theliteracyclub)
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. 4 – 8 pm
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.
Many stewards 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.
Back to School – Backpack Distribution (August 2016)
We partnered with LAPD Rampart Station to give out backpacks & shoes. The Literacy Club’s Summer Fundraiser generated enough money to provide 60 backpacks filled with supplies for some kids in the Rampart area. We also distributed 100’s of free brand new books to kids at the event. It was a great day filled with smiles, hope and inspiration!
We had the opportunity to partner with Family Pride of Northeast Ohio and put together 35 backpacks filled with supplies and brand new books for some of the children Family Pride serves. It was awesome to see their faces and to get a chance to provide a great start to a new school year for these kids.
Our master builder Douglas had a busy June book seeding libraries in the local area. He visited over a dozen little libraries (some we built and some that other stewards had built) #bookseeding
June was busy for Douglas. He had a blast meeting with Todd Bol (Exec Director of Little Free Library). Pretty sure there was a lot of brainstorming and laughter! We love spending time with Todd and appreciate all of his support for what we are doing to “Inspire Communities One Book at a Time”
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.