Tuesday, August 3, 2021

La Plaza Cultural debuts two free lending libraries

La Plaza Cultural, the community garden and open-air theater on the southwest corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street, now features two free lending libraries ... with a third on the way.

For now, one of the bookshelves is on the outside fence along Avenue C, while the other is inside the garden, which is open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (as well as for other special events during the week).

Passersby are welcome to drop off books and pick up a few in exchange. According to a La Plaza volunteer, the bookcases are built of sustainable bamboo plywood paid for through a Citizen's Committee grant. 

Local residents and activists founded La Plaza in 1976. It was renamed in honor of Armando Perez, a community activist who was murdered in 1999, in 2003. 

Photo via La Plaza Cultural


Anonymous said...

Very nice!

creature said...

This is great!

I just dropped off a copy of DRAINED at the outside (Ave C) library with stickers and bookmark for the first borrower! Happy reading!


Jose Garcia said...

This is such a great idea. We dropped off a slim volume earlier today. Lovely. Xo, JG

Jose Garcia said...

For the record we're only putting out good stuff. xo, jg