Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Check out this Little Free Library Design contest

Last years top winner was “Owly”. The eyes were the windows and at night the eyes even lit up.

Little Free Libraries® are installed in front yards, community centers, and public spaces all over the world, acting as book exchanges and neighborhood hubs. There are nearly 40,000 of these structures worldwide—connecting people and supporting literacy.

Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF are inviting international architects, designers, students, and book lovers of all kinds to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.

300 submissions from 40 countries later…



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The Ride for Reading organization was featured in Forbes magazine in December in a article about 12 days of charities worth supporting.

This organization was started by a 4th grade teacher here in Nashville, Tennessee.  He has a passion for literacy and riding bikes.  Check out the article.

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RideforReading.org delivers books to low income schools and neighborhoods via bicycle.

Help-Portrait.com takes free portraits of people who could not afford them.

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Coal River. By Michael Shnayerson. About mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Call number: TN805 .W4 S56 2008



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Bikes and libraries: double-barreled independence | Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Bicycles and libraries just go together!

Both represent freedom.

Riding a bike to the library is the best.

Bicycles are good for the environment and your health, too.

Reading and bicycling are both just plain fun!

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Ride for Reading delivers books by bicycle to children in low income areas of Nashville.  On April 21st about 20 cyclists loaded backpacks and trailers with books and rode 8.5 miles to Glenview Elementary.  The children were so excited to see us.  They each got to pick out one book to take home and keep.

The students and the bikers.

Three students with their books

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Richland Creek Watershed Alliance
“This is the organization that works to protect the watershed for Richland Creek. The creek that runs right behind the college. They have a fun walk/run every Spring.”

Ride for Reading
This organization, started by a school teacher here in Nashville, helps get books into the hands of low income children, while at the
same time promoting bicycle safety and a healthy lifestyle.

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