“Literacy is really important for academic as well as for economic well being,” said Lai-Wan Wong, Director of Youth and Education for St. Nicks Alliance. “Not everybody can buy books at retail prices,” she said, explaining that North Brooklyn’s libraries are often closed on evenings and weekends, the times working parents could take their kids to check out books.
Get out and rock the participatory budget vote for the BOOKlyn SHUTTLE from Sunday March 30th – April 6th. Participatory Budgeting is a voting process akin to community activism. This wonderful video explains it really well:
Not sure what council district you live in? Here’s a map of District 33.