(Picture above: Volunteers labeling and sorting through books.)
(Picture above: Volunteers putting together boothshelves for the new library.)
Over 60 volunteers came together on MLK day to fulfill King’s education dream. Over 580 books were catalogued and labeled and three large bookshelves were put together. The volunteers included families, Brooklyn Tech Key Club, UMDNJ Physician Assistant students, AmeriCorps Jumpstart, NYC Urban Fellows, students from St. John University, and many other individual volunteers. This children’s library will be a great addition to Hillside House, Met Council’s domestic violence and homeless shelter located in Jamaica Queens. Although we hope to open the library soon to the residents, we are still accepting books. Please contact Ericka at (212) 453-9675 if you would like to donate. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make MLK day successful!