Hello & Big News from Street Books

In September, we had the most successful fall fundraiser we’ve ever had, and were glad to see so many patrons attend.

 (L-R) Pati Moran, Laura Moulton, Tracy Rimel, Patrick Crowley, Austin Allstadt, Diana Rempe

(L-R) Pati Moran, Laura Moulton, Tracy Rimel, Patrick Crowley, Austin Allstadt, Diana Rempe

The first annual Street Books summit in Austin was a great success. Five people from the Street Books crew (consisting of Pati Moran, Laura Moulton, Tracy Rimel, Austin Allstadt & Diana Rempe) combined forces with Patrick Crowley at the end of October to convene the summit. Patrick has established our first sister street library, where he runs shifts twice a week in downtown Austin, serving people without a fixed address. We discussed ethics & considerations around operating a street library, including how to best support our library patrons and build a community of support through literature on the streets. Our goal is to generate a short How-to guide that will assist other people and programs around the world who would like to establish their own street libraries.

We also want to let you know that on Tuesday, November 13th, Commissioner Eudaly's office will present Street Books with a Spirit of Portland award. If you're in Portland and can make it, please come raise a glass to celebrate with us. The Evergreen, [618 SE Alder], 6-8 p.m. 11/13/18.

Thanks as always for your support. Our street library is now 8 years old, and we could not have built this community without you. Big love from the whole team.