‘Mini library’ now available at local Boys & Girls Club
McCoy's Building Supply, Habitat for Humanity provided the bookshelf
VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria children now have access to Victoria Public Library books at the Boys & Girls Club in Victoria.
The public library partnered with McCoy’s Building Supply and Habitat for Humanity to create a “mini library” for the Boys & Girls Club. McCoy’s supplied the materials to build a bookshelf. Habitat for Humanity then built the shelf. Finally, the library stocked it with fiction and nonfiction books for children ages four to 12.
According to the City of Victoria, library assistant Jayla Akin reached out to the Boys & Girls Club with the idea. She described the mini library as a way to serve the Victoria Public Library’s goal of promoting early literacy.
Every six months, the library will cycle out the book collection.
Akin also expressed her hope for encouraging children to visit the Victoria Public Library if they are able to do so. The library’s staff has explored ways to make the library more accessible to children, such as allowing them to use their Boys & Girls Club membership cards as library cards.
To learn more
You can learn more about library services by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/library.
The City of Victoria Communications and Public Affairs Office provided the above information and photos.
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