Have you heard about STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere)?
STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts.
Locally, the Multnomah County Health Department's Community Capacitation Center is leading the STRYVE charge, engaging youth from across the county to create community change in a variety of exciting and inspiring ways. They are known as STRYVEPDX.
The Multnomah County Library is proud to be working with STRYVEPDX on one of their summer projects, the building of 150 Little Free Libraries in four neighborhoods around Multnomah County. The hope is that these Little Free Libraries will be a place where a community can create connections with their neighbors, share their favorite books, and strengthen life-long literacy. These small but powerful libraries will be unveiled at four National Night Out* events happening the first full week of August.
The library is thrilled to be at these very special National Night Out events to enthusiastically talk to folks about libraries and books and literacy. We will also be presenting the Little Free Library hosts with some special Multnomah County Library goodies, including coupons to the fabulous Title Wave Used Bookstore. Because what better way to supplement a Little Free Library going forward, but with the 20,000 used books, audiobooks (and more!) found at Title Wave at bargain prices?
The library will be at the following National Night Out events, please drop by and see us:
Albina/Killingsworth Neighborhood National Night Out
Cully Neighborhood National Night Out
- Tuesday, Aug 5, 5-8PM
- Baltazar F Ortiz Community Center
New Columbia Neighborhood National Night Out
- Tuesday, Aug 5, 6-8PM
- McCoy Park
Rockwood Neighborhood National Night Out
- Thursday, Aug 7, 6-8PM
- Rosewood Initiative 162nd and Stark
Congratulations to STRYVEPDX for all their amazing work and for seeing the power of libraries, books and literacy in building strong and safe communities!
*Want to know more about National Night Out? Please see Librarian Kate S.’s great post, National Night Out - An annual party across Multnomah County.