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Book Mobile Reaches Out

Essex Book Mobile spread the joy of reading not once, but twice, in the past week.

Good morning Patch readers! It's the Essex Book Mobile here making sure that all of our phenomenal readers are being kept up to date with the latest Book Mobile news. Since our last blog post, which dicussed our amazing outing at the Georgia King Village apartments, the Essex Book Mobile has had two more outstanding AND extremely beneficial events.

The first occured on Thursday, August 23rd, at the Newark YMWCA. At approximately 4 pm, Dan Campbell, one of the founders of the Essex Book Mobile, and Mike Romano, an avid supporter of literature distribution for all levels of reading, not children alone, arrived in the vicinity- that is, after being caught in traffic for about an hour. Here, they were able to meet up with leaders of the Newark's YMWCA Center for Youth Development. Box after box of exquisite childrens literature was brought through the doors by the two willing Book Mobile members, all donated by local book stores and willing residents. Upon departure, the YMWCA and the Book Mobile exchanged contact information and promised to keep in touch, ensuring events for the future.

Moreover, on Sunday, August 26th, the Essex Book Mobile teamed up with the Community Congregational Church, located in Short Hills, New Jersey, during their Mobile Meals program, an event on the last Sunday of every month at the Newark Broad Street Penn Station where food is generously handed out to the homeless. Jude Poku, an extremely dedicated Book Mobile member that is adamant on spreading the joy of reading to all of the population, attended this event. For about two hours, the Book Mobile stood side by side with the Mobile Meals program, providing those without a home with not only food, but the nourishment of literature as well. 

As reported from Mr. Poku, many were excited to receive books, and some even commented in that regard exclaiming, "I love to read, but I don't get many opportunities to obtain books."

Since the Community Congregational Church holds this event monthly, the Essex Book Mobile plans to join in on the act. 

Thanks to Dan Campbell, Mike Romano, and Jude Poku, the Essex Book Mobile was able to distribute outstanding literature to a variety of the population this past week. The Book Mobile's goal is to carry its mission into the school year, and, quite possibly, for years to come. In order to accomplish this mission, however, your help is need.

Spread the word about the Essex Book Mobile! Donate books! Join the cause! 

And, of course, email us at essexbookmobile@gmail.com

Thanks again! 

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