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The Globeville neighborhood in Denver is kicking off a new book exchange program via the “Book Box”, a metal lending library-like box that will serve as a location for exchanging and lending books. Councilwoman Montero partnered with SMACNA, Denver Parks and Recreation, Street Kidz, Birdseed Collective, and Habitat for Humanity to sponsor the book box by keeping the box clean and full of donated books! The philosophy of the book box is: “Return it, keep it or pass it on to a friend but most importantly enjoy it!”
The Colorado Sheet Metal Workers apprentice program created the book boxes out of sheet metal for the neighborhood and will be helping to dedicate the first box this Saturday. The Book Box was painted by the Youth Art Club at Street Kidz with Birdseed Collective in coordination with local artist, Anthony Garcia.
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“As soon as I heard about the book box idea, I thought it is something I would like to see in the neighborhoods I represent that currently do not have a library! Globeville has embraced this idea, so we are starting here!” says Councilwoman Montero, who has worked in coordinating the efforts of local organizations and the generosity of the Sheet Metal Workers to make it all happen!
The children and families of the Globeville neighborhood love to read and your book donations would go to support neighborhood children of all ages, and adult readers! Any donations of books can go to Street Kidz at 4496 Grant St. or Councilwoman Montero’s office.