to our Detroit Little Libraries friends -
Less than 18 months after we planted the first Little Free Library in Detroit, we are halfway to reaching our goal of 313 libraries in the city!
And there is a reason we keep planting them: There's only one book for every 37 preschool children in Hamtramck, and one for every five children in Detroit's University District neighborhood, according to a recent academic study.
Find out more about book deserts this weekend, and help us reach our goal of 313 libraries in Detroit by attending a special evening to benefit the library campaign on Thursday, June 9.
The discussion about book deserts this Saturday at 11 a.m. will feature several local academics and a storyteller at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. This is one of our last programs before our Collision of Art, Literacy and Community exhibitionends April 24 in the Mobile Homestead at MOCAD.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507825142847174/
Just as pressing is keeping up the momentum this spring in our library plantings, so we are throwing a very special fundraising event with hors d'oeuvres, music, a silent auction and more on June 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/927347724052297/
Get your tickets now. Only $25 will help put more Little Free Libraries up in Detroit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viva-libris-an-evening-for-det…
Our partners include First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Rx for Reading Detroit, Detroit Rotary, Detroit Kiwanis, Detroit SOUP, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Parks, the Detroit News and Free Press, Community United for Progress, General Motors, Chrysler, 4731 Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and several individuals, including many Eagle Scouts.