The 22nd Century Library

$966 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 14 months
We've got plenty of bars, liquor stores, and strip clubs in the world. Help us build something fun, healthy, productive, and nurturing in our community. 

Whether you need to finish your latest manuscript, learn how an author can grow their royalties into a retirement fund, meet with your book club, study for your citizenship exam, or even learn a new language, you can get it done at The Den! 

In addition to GoFundMe, there 5 other methods for donation that contributors have used: 

Facebook Fundraiser Page 


Zelle / Popmoney : 404-579-7252

Check/Money Order:

Pay to the order of:
 Tenesha Curtis

Ship to:
Volo Press, P. O. Box 1084, Clarkston, GA 30021


Who are you? 

I'm independent author T. L. Curtis. I started an LLC called Volo Press and would like to open a literacy center called 'The Den.' The sooner I get donations, the sooner The Den will come to life! 

Why should I donate? 

Because you want to. If you love to read, love to write, and support people becoming (more) literate, donating to The Den is exactly what you ought to be doing. Instead of that extra fancy coffee, that toy your child will break within a week, or buying products from millionaires who don't give back to your community, I certainly hope you will give to the cause. 

How much will it cost to visit The Den once it's opened? 

Nothing! The Den is designed to be free for general use in most areas. Private conference rooms and work stations will be available for reasonable prices. The Den will also offer basic tools for reading and writing such as writing utensils, paper, books, and snacks. 

However, if you want to sit and read, come start working on your next novel, or meet some colleagues to review a project you're working on, The Den is going to be your best choice over a library, restaurant, or book store. 

What makes The Den different from a library? 

1. Later hours (common areas open 24 / 7).

2. Comfortable seating. None of those rock-hard chairs and benches. 

3. No card or membership will be needed in order to use the wi-fi. Just a single payment that lasts all month long. 

What makes The Den different from a book store? 

1. 24 / 7 availability. 

2. Comfortable seating. Including couches!Many bookstores try to limit how much time you spend in them without spending money by offering only some of the most limited and unpleasant seating they can buy. 

3. No card or membership will be needed in order to use the wi-fi. No trying to rope you into becoming part of some mass marketing program they've launched. 

4. More seating available. The Den will have enough seating to accommodate as many people as the fire department will allow. Again, because they don't want you to simply hang out and enjoy your books / writing, bookstores often have only a few tables, chairs, or benches available, even though the store may be able to hold 100 people. When you see customers sitting on steps and windows sills, you know you're in the wrong place! 

5. No marketing announcements. The Den will not interrupt your reading or writing by announcing "sales" or begging you to join a mailing list or purchase a discount card membership. 

What makes The Den different from reading / writing at a restaurant or cafe? 

1. No rambunctious children or wailing babies

2. Comfortable seating. 

3. No card or membership will be needed in order to use the wi-fi. 

4. No noisy kitchen sounds or distracting cooking odors. 

5. Working spaces designed with reading and writing in mind (not just eating). 

What makes The Den different from reading / writing at home? 

1. A productive atmosphere  to help keep you motivated by working in close proximity to other writers. 

2. The community literary bulletin board will keep you updated on the latest literary events at The Den and other venues in the area. 

3. No roommates, children, or other relatives to distract you from your reading or writing. 

When will The Den open? 

That all depends on you and others like you. The sooner the funds needed to open are accumulated, the sooner The Den will be able to open. 


How does a place like The Den help my community? 

By providing a space for busy people who love to read to do so in peace and focus on their work.

By providing a space for young people to study and stay away from poor influences to engage in dangerous, illegal, or unhealthy activities. 

By providing a way for literature lovers to meet like-minded people and network. 

By providing a platform for businesses who cater specifically to bookworms and authors. 

By providing a space for literary professionals to teach and learn from one another. 

By providing a business within the community that doesn't sell mind-altering substances, sexual services, or weapons. 

Feel free to send questions to me and I'll post the answers here!
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$950 as of April 1st. No, this is not a joke. :D
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Just put $25 more on the books! Where are my generous book-lovers? :D
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Another $50 from Ashley Lyons! Thanks so much!
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$40 from the Facebook crew this week! Thanks!!
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