Good morning, Patch readers! Due to the rapid growth of the Essex Book Mobile in the past few months, the editors at the Patch allowed us to create a blog in order to keep up with all our events. We might be getting a little ahead of ourselves here, so let us step back and talk about ourselves for a little bit.
We are the Essex Book Mobile. At its most basic level, we are a bunch of high school students with a mission; this mission is to provide books to children who may not have access to the literature they desire, to encourage children's interests in whatever they may be, and, above all, to spread the joy of reading. We collect books from local book drives, bookstores, libraries, and willing residents, and personally distribute these books to children throughout the neighborhood.
The Book Mobile dislikes the negative connotations of reading planted in the minds of children in the modern age. Whether it be from school, from television shows, or simply from friends, reading is not the preferred choice of activities for kids. At the Essex Book Mobile, our goal is to rewrite the role of literature in children's lives from a simple requirement for school to a leisurely activity for pleasure.
Thanks to the phenomenal businesses, establishments, and residents in our area, the Book Mobile has a plethora of books across a variety of genres; however, as we expand and host more events, more books with definitely be needed.
Please, hop on the bandwagon and take part in the Book Mobile. Come to our events. Donate books. Email us. Spread the word about us. Whatever you can do, be it small or big, will guide our endeavor in the right direction.
Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our next post to read about and see some extraordinary pictures from our first event!