What an incredible day! Over 30 volunteers came together to make our latest literacy initiative a reality–building and painting 12 Rx for Reading Little Free Libraries that Rx for Reading will place with community organizations all over the city, including COTS Shelter and LA Sed Youth Center. Rx for Reading will deliver each library with a collection of 250 books for kids and teens, helping community partners support reading and literacy for the families they serve.
John Mio and Mike Casey volunteered their time and expertise to build the libraries. 15 incredible volunteers from Kohl’s stores in West Bloomfield, Troy, and Westland, MI painted the libraries and sorted and packed over 1,250 children’s books to fill them. UDM School of Architecture students finished the roof designs, which were created by local artist Rebekah Modrak. UDM students helped at every stage of the process.
Thank you to everyone who gave their time, talent, energy, and generosity to help build this village. These little libraries will have an enormous impact in our community.