Transform Rockford is inviting residents to help re-stock our local Little Free Libraries on Friday, March 1, which also happens to be Read Across America Day. The organization held a community-wide holiday book drive back in November and December and while it was a huge success, delivering 3,000 books to local students throughout the region, there are still some books that need homes.
If you have a car and a couple hours to spare, Transform Rockford is asking residents to volunteer their time and help get books in the hands of young adults all throughout the region. Volunteers are asked to sign-up here. On March 1 at 10 AM, volunteers will meet at Transform Rockford’s office, located at 303. N. Main Street, Suite 110. There, they will receive books and a map of which Little Free Libraries to re-stock.
“With more than 25 registered Little Free Libraries located throughout our region, Read Across America Day is the prefect time to make sure all libraries are stocked and it’s also a great time to remind our residents that these libraries are available to them, 24/7,” said Transform Rockford Executive Director David Sidney. “This small effort is one way our entire community can help grow a culture of learning by supporting our students & families.”
Unable to help on March 1? Transform Rockford is challenging residents to donate their own books and re-stock the Little Free Library nearest to them. During the weekend of Read Across America Day, March 1 – 3, residents are asked to take a photo of themselves restocking a Little Free Library and post it on social media using the hashtag #Read815.