Want to know if books and kind conversation can really make a difference to people? Have a look here at patron Ben Hodgson, checking out a book in 2011. Now look at him in 2016, at the Street Books work party.
There are two good things on the calendar for Street Books this month. First off, don't miss our annual book drive and celebration on Friday, February 12, from 11-2, (NW 6th & Davis). This will be our 4th annual collaboration with Sisters of the Road, and we're very happy to be providing blank valentine cards and journals for the diners. We'll also be handing out books, and stocking the shelves at Sisters. If you have some paperback books you'd like to contribute, please stop by.
We're also very pleased to announce that our own street librarian Diana Rempe will be performing at this year's Live the Revolution, bicycle-themed storytelling event. That happens on Friday, February 12 at the Alberta Abbey (126 NE Alberta Street). Doors open at 6:30. We'll see you there!
Happy holidays, from the team at Street Books!
This is just a quick reminder that Street Books is a 501c3 non-profit, so your end-of-year donations are tax-deductible. Add us to your list of worthy causes, and donate to Street Books this year, to support all the work we do.
Your donations go toward:
- Purchasing books for the library
- Bike maintenance on our two bikes
- Community outreach and other initiatives
- Staffing librarian shifts
Announcing the Street Books annual celebration and fundraiser!
- Wednesday, September 9th
- 6pm - 7:30pm
- Ecotrust Rooftop Terrace - 721 NW 9th, Portland, Oregon
- Light supper + dessert + free wine & beer
- Get your Street Books T-Shirt!
Part fundraiser, part celebration, this is a chance to hear about the street library’s 5th summer on the streets, serving books to people who live outside. Our short program includes author Rene Denfeld and a round of the Mystery Book Parlor game. Buy a ticket and let us do the rest.
Here are a few photos from last year:
They are lovely.
Come to our Street Books Celebration and pick one up for yourself.
We are thrilled to announce that Barb and Joel at Splendid Cycles have donated a shiny, new & fully built-up Bullitt cargo bike to Street Books, to help us expand our reach in the city, and keep our operation going, rain or shine. Much as we love our original bike library (pictured with street librarian Redd Moon in bottom photo), it has grown creakier over the years, and doesn't exactly turn on a dime. The talented Jeff Lauten at Badger Bikes has built a beautiful, water-tight box to go on the Bullitt. The Street Books team is so thankful for the donation.