You Can Help! Adopt a Street Library

Looking to make an impact and improve lives? Street Libraries reach towards the aspirations of families in under-resourced communities through reading and creative activities. They take place in a public location, in view of the entire community, urban or rural: on the sidewalk, in a local park, at a market place, or in a field. Anyone is free to take part, be they passersby or local residents. Street Libraries help participants build skills through educational activities like reading, art, games, and working with a computer. This helps build and reinforce community ties and offers all who take part an enjoyable and enlightening time.

Join ATD – USA’s Annual Campaign

ATD Fourth World in the United States is running their annual “Adopt-a-Street-Library campaign”, through the end of December. The 2017 campaign is titled #LoveReading. People are urged to post a photo of themselves on Facebook with their favorite book and the answer to the question: Who inspired you to love to read? In this way, anyone and everyone can support the fact that Street Libraries help children and communities grow and thrive. Click here to support Street Libraries in New York, New Mexico, New Orleans, and Mexico City.

Support Street Libraries Worldwide

ATD Fourth World runs Street Libraries around the world, from isolated villages to under-resourced urban areas. If you would like to support Street Libraries in general, please use the donation page of this site and write “for Street Libraries” in the comments section of the donations form:

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