April 28, 2021 Update on our Little Library progress
We have successfully purchased our Charter Number with the Little Free Libraries.org®. It is Charter # 112795. We have not added it to the world map on their site as of yet. Once the building is in place, then we will move forward with this step.
Brooke's Uncle Timmy has completed the plans for the library.
Plenty of Books have been purchased. Plenty have been donated by some wonderful supporters. More to come.
We are now in the "gathering the building materials process".
Please come back soon for more updates!
The Brooke Erin Posey Foundation was recently honored by being selected as a finalist in T. A. Barron's #GivingHopefortheHolidays contest in December of 2020. Our foundation was nominated under the literacy category for our efforts with the Little Library Program. We were blown away by all of your votes and supportive messages sent our way! We thank each of you for voting for our Little Library Program and getting us to FIRST PLACE! We invite you to visit T. A. Barron's article, Giving Hope and Giving Back, which announced the winners and all charities that participated.
Now, you might be wondering, what on earth are we going to do with the prize money? We are so happy that you asked! Our team is in the stages of establishing our very own little library! It will be registered with the non-profit, LittleFreeLibrary.org®. Our foundation has spent the past year donating to other little libraries across the greater New Orleans area and are excited to finally establish our own! We will continue to purchase and donate books for surrounding area little libraries as well as invest in our own addition to this program. You can stay tuned for more information about this project on our website and through our newsletter subscription! Follow us on social media to share the Brooke Erin Posey Foundation’s message of kindness.
One of the many ways we like to spread kindness is to provide new and gently used children's books to the Little Free Libraries throughout the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas.
Learning to read is more than just reading what is printed on the page. Its also about listening and understanding. Reading exposes children to a wide range of words, stories and worlds. Reading helps children build their own vocabulary and learn to use those words correctly. It gives them the understanding that listening is also vital to learning to read.
Listed here are a few websites that offer great prices on children's books, like www.bookoutlet.com and www.kidsbooks.com. The foundation accepts books for children of all ages, from small board books to chapter books that are written and designed for children and teenagers. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click here.
If you would like to donate your gently used children's books, please contact us and we can arrange a pick up.
If you know of a Little Free Library that is not pictured here, please contact us. We would love to add your neighborhood library!