Delivering Free New Books to Kids!

$2,815 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 34 months

We are The Literacy Club.  Our mission is to Inspire Communities One Book at a Time!

We do this by distributing free new books at community events and by building custom mini libraries and placing them throughout our cities in places like community parks, homeless shelters, police departments and many other locations.

We have built over 50 libraries and distributed over 20,000 books in just two years. 

We are seeding the book deserts within our inner cities with new books.  A book desert is where there are many kids/families who want and need books but cannot get them.  There are many reasons that contribute to the limited access, such as economic, cultural or geographic challenges.  No matter what the reason we are determined to find ways to remove the barriers to accessing books by seeding these book deserts with brand new books.

Reading is one of the most important things we can give our kids and BOOKS ARE AMAZING.  Books don’t care about your race, economic status, sexual orientation, or even religious beliefs.  It doesn’t matter to a book, when each of us open the book, we ALL have the same opportunity to dream, imagine, learn or laugh.

We are ready to take our book seeding to the next level by creating an amazing Mobile Book Distribution Trailer.  We will be turning a regular trailer into an awesome and inspiring vehicle that we can use to distribute more books to more kids!    

We will go to disasters like fires, floods or earthquakes and give away books to kids of all ages who are displaced as a result of the disaster.   We will open the doors and they can come in and find a book and keep it for FREE! 

When we are not distributing at disaster relief locations we will go to community events to hand out more free books.   If we are not distributing the books with the trailer, we will continue to build & deliver more inspiring libraries filled with more books!

We need your help to make this happen.  OUR GOAL:  we are trying to raise $10,000.  With the funds we will buy the trailer, all the materials to transform it and tons of new books (no literally tons!)  We will also use the money to help fund more amazing libraries filled with new books!  

The more money we raise, the more communities we can seed with books and continue to chip away at our book deserts!  

Thank you!  
Douglas & Jean Chadwick
The Literacy Club Team

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January was a wet winter for us in Los Angeles. We have been working on several more libraries (3 to be delivered in the next couple of weeks). We wanted to thank everyone who has donated towards our goal. We didn't get to the 10K, but thanks to Doug & Chris (our awesome builders) we are going to build a mobile library ourselves. Stay tuned for the drawings in the next month or so and then we will share the final product. It may not be as big, but it will still help us with our efforts to seed book deserts and get more books to kids throughout our communities.

The Literacy Club Team
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As 2016 comes to an end we wanted to Thank all of our donors and everyone who is supporting our efforts @TheLiteracyClub. Since the campaign started we have finished & delivered 5 libraries to Denver, 5,000 more new books and delivered the first ever mobile library to a police dept (Redlands PD). Check out our video showing what we created and the delivery of their library. So proud of the work the team did for this and really looking forward to creating our own mobile library!
Redlands PD Mobile Library by TLC
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Check out the amazing work our builders are doing on the Redlands Police Department Mobile Library (it's the first of it's kind in the nation) and we are having fun figuring out the best way to create a library in a trailer so when we reach our goal we can create an even more amazing library to transport around to distribute books to kids!
Work on mobile library for Redlands PD
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Very exciting to say that while we cannot show it in our overall fund USC Keck Medicine just donated $2500 towards our goal! So awesome to have partners like USC Keck Medicine that believe in our mission! Thank you!!
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$2,815 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 34 months
Created September 19, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Literacy Club
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31 months ago

Thank you from the Galvins!

Daniel Frankeberger
32 months ago
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32 months ago

I love what The Literacy Club is doing and I'm in all the way!

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