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? 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 mobile 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.
Currently, I’m looking into graduate schools to become a librarian. I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone 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 giving away used textbooks. Believe me; I know they aren’t cheap. I love my beautiful city, and I want everyone to know how precious education is in this new era.