We are excited to announce the expansion of the work of Access Books to the San Francisco Bay Area!
The first Access Books Bay Area project took place on March 5th, 2016 at an elementary school in East Palo Alto. Volunteers from Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto joined with the school community in East Palo Alto to refurbish their school library with new books, furniture and paint, creating a vibrant and well-stocked reading haven for the students at the school.
Access Books Bay Area will be partnering with Girl Scout Troop 61626, who are conducting a Girl Scout Take Action project at the Ravenswood Family Health Clinic on November 20th, 2016. Ravenswood Family Health Clinic serves low-income families in East Palo Alto, and we will be establishing a lending library in the waiting room of the clinic. The girl scouts will be donating books and raising money for new books for the project, and will be matched up to $500 in funding for new books from Access Books Bay Area. If you would like to donate, please use the donation form below, and be sure to write “Bay Area Ravenswood Family Health Center” in the “message of support” box to designate your donation for this project.
We are currently searching for candidates for our next school project. If you are a school in the Bay Area that would like to partner with Access Books Bay Area to get more high quality pleasure reading titles into your library and classrooms and into the hands of your students, and you serve primarily low income students, please apply using this website.
Access Books Bay Area needs your donations! In order to make our first service project a reality, including the purchase of new hardcover books, furniture, paint, and supplies, we need to raise approximately $20,000. Every penny raised will go towards the project in East Palo Alto, so the more we are able to raise, the more we will be able to do for the school there.
Would your group or organization like to volunteer for future Bay Area projects? Contact Amanda Marchand, director of Access Books Bay Area, or see the Access Books Volunteer page for more information about how to get involved.