I have always loved going to the library as a kid (and as an adult) and I realize that not everyone has time in their busy schedules to go to the library. For those of us who are frugal, the library is an excellent resource for just about anything you can think of. I personally go to the library all the time. Even more so now that I volunteer there twice a week. As much as I loved going to the library, I thought wouldn’t it be great if we could set up a library at a park and thus, my Mobile Library was born. I started collecting books in January 2017 and had my first book Meetup on March 11, 2017, at Arnold Park on the South Side of San Antonio. We gave away 60 books that day.
Fast forward to April 8, 2017, where we hosted our Meetup at the Harlandale Cultural Arts Festival. We were able to give away 273 books in 2 hours. One girl even had 11 books that she wanted to check out. All the money we raised will go towards purchasing more books for the library. A majority of the books are purchased at city libraries so you are supporting them as well. Over the course of the last month, we have given away 382 books. I have to admit that’s a pretty amazing accomplishment.
I am currently studying to be a librarian and I am in the process of applying for grants in order to expand my library. I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone has been supportive of my dream. When I get the chance to see a kid’s face when they get excited over books, it truly warms my heart. I’m also helping out college students by donating used textbooks because believe me, I know they aren’t cheap. I love my beautiful city and I want everyone to know how precious an education is in this new era.
If you would like more information, check out my library page.