Our Microlibrary project got a nice write-up in the Salt Lake Tribune today. Obviously there are other projects using similar technology, but I love our focus on elementary school-age kids. Our “Bound to Read” program takes the Microlibrary out to rural schools to teach kids about the history of writing and printing, to teach them how books are made and bound, and gives each child a book of their choosing. We’ve given away over 100 books since October, and have a goal to give away 5000 books to 4th and 5th graders in rural schools in Northern Utah next year.
If you have some extra money you’re wondering what to do with, please consider making a donation to help fund the cost of paper and toner! =) If you’d like help starting a Bound to Read program in your area, leave a note in the comments and I’ll get back to you.