Monday, April 16, 2012

We made the news! Twice!

Detroit Free Press

Library Journal

Lights, Camera, Action

The outdoor libraries have arrived! We have set up the libraries at locations 1-5 with location number 6 (at the old train station) to arrive in June. Take a look - they are hungry for your book exchange!

More photos are on the way!

Location 1: (Richard Branch - 2201 W Vernor HWY)

Location 2: (Lincoln Library - East 7 Mile Rd)

Location 3: (Vacant Building, Cnr Conant and Minnesota St)

 Location 4: (Forest Avenue park - Cnr East Forest Ave and Iroquois St)

Location 5: (vacant building across the street and then just a little further down from the Monteith Library - Kercheval St)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Banners and Bookshelves

The installation date for our outdoor libraries is getting closer. The college students have been busy putting together bookshelves from confusing instruction manuals and mixing cement to secure our banner poles. But thats not all - the students at Marcus Garvey have been hard at work demonstrating their wonderful painting abilities and helping the college students make banners for the libraries!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Location, location, location

It's official - we have locations! The college students spent a hot spring day driving around Detroit in bright orange bus, scouting out library locations. Keep an eye out for our outdoor libraries, which will be popping up in 6 locations around Detroit in the coming weeks.

Location 1: Richard Library (2201 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit)

Location 2: Lincoln Library (1221 East 7 Mile Rd, Detroit)

Location 3: Vacant building across from Conant-Minnesota Ground (Cnr Conant and Minnesota St, Detroit)

Location 4: Forest Avenue park, right around corner from the Mark Twain Library (Cnr East Forest Ave and Iroquois St, Detroit)

Location 5: Monteith Library - this library is now open on a limited basis, so our location is right across the street! (14100 Kercheval St, Detroit)

Location 6: In the park, right by the old Michigan Central Station (2201 Vernor Ave, Detroit)