Mid Sized Group Projects
Project Read Together Donates books and book bags and other essentials to encourage reading to communities; while encouraging literacy involvement and volunteerism.
Project Read Together Inc. (PRT) has been awarded a generous grant from Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service award this month. Recipients of this award receive funding from the Florida Legislature and is provided through State College of Florida (SCF). SCF provides 2016 MLK Day of Service awards to organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties for service projects that will benefit Florida District 70. This is a third annual community MLK Day of Service.
With the proceeds of this grant, Project Read Together will provide three Little Free Libraries to Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. The county has agreed to accept the Little Free Libraries and has also offered to join this nationwide effort to bring awareness to literacy and day of service in contributing books for the little free library.
The first Little Free Library was unveiled in Newtown Estates Park on March 1st, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The park is located at the corner of Newtown Estates Blvd and MLK Jr., 2800 Newtown Blvd. PRT plans to donate two more little free libraries in order expand their mission of literacy and to join a nationwide effort to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into, “a day on, not a day off”. PRT has already celebrated MLK Day with the community of MLK Park in Sarasota on January 18th and has donated books and book bags to neighborhood children.
You may find two more little free libraries donated by PRT at Lemon Bay Park and Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota.
You can see the video of the great day here:
Call Us for Large and Small Community Projects and Events
Project Read Together donates literacy resources such as little free libraries, books, book bags and other essentials to communities.
We have been maintaining and stocking books in the little free libraries within Sarasota County Parks for several years through the help of our volunteers.
Small Group Projects
Project Read Together works with small groups at your local school or community center.
Large Group Projects
Project Read Together will work with large classes or groups at your local school or community center.
Project Read Together will work with you at your local school or community center in developing a fun reading enrichment program you envision.