In June, we purchased 450 new books and delivered them to Title One elementary schools in Hollywood. With the help of two other local nonprofits, Cheremoya Foundation and Hollywood Arts Council, a total of 800 books were purchased!
This was our second year hosting three book talks at the Hollywood Goldwyn Library, kicked off with Councilmember Mitch OFarrell reading to the kids– and he was incredible! Our booktalks had an art component, healthy snacks provided by Kim Woo the awesome librarian, pizza from us, and coffee for parents generously donated by Sunset/Gower Starbucks. The talemted Cecil Castellucci stopped by for our teen discussion of Beige.
Counterpoint Records and Books donated some books for a bookswap, and at our final meeting last week, we allowed our fabulous kid readers to take a few for their home libraries.
We will sponsor the second Hollywood Children’s Book Fair on November 14th from 12-4. In the meantime, we’re back to focusing on the homeless.