San Bernardino County Probation Dept – Finding Nemo (June 6, 2018)

We were able to participate in the unveiling of the 5th Library with San Bernardino County Probation Department team. This was the first one the students built completely on their own. The theme is “Finding Nemo”. What an amazing and emotional unveiling this was for our master builder Douglas Chadwick. He heard some of the young men and women, who are working to create better lives for themselves and their children, talk about how empowering building these libraries are to them. They also shared how reading was not a part of their lives early on and if it had they may have made better choices, but not that they have children and with this project they are determined to have their children reading. Their project is Vision2Read and the SBCPD is doing another 9 libraries. We are proud to be a partner with them both teaching them how to build the units and supplying them with brand new books for their libraries. Thanks to the team Kiwanis Literacy Club of Southern California for helping to label over 1000 new kids books for these libraries.

These are the moments that remind us why we are always Seeding Book Deserts™ by getting more books to kids in places you may not expect.