The mission of Brooklyn Book Bodega is to increase the number of 100+ book homes for kids 0-18 in NYC.
Brooklyn Book Bodega provides access to and ownership of books, builds community, and creates a passion for learning through free events and literacy-based community programming.
Despite the resources and wealth in Brooklyn—parts of our own community are classified as book deserts, areas with very few books available for sale or lending. Often, for children living in poverty, the only place where they have access to high-interest and knowledge-building books is at school or at the library. In 2018, new hardcover children’s books averaged $18.68. For many New Yorkers, a new book is an unaffordable luxury. We level the playing field so that all children can be book owners regardless of their families’ economic circumstances.
As the pandemic wears on and children adjust to the new normal of remote learning, time away from friends and loved ones, general disruption to their routine, and potential loss and hardship, it is crucial for children to have access to a wide-range of books. While the pandemic impacts all of us, it does not impact all of us equally. In addition to having enough to feed their bellies, all children deserve to have access to books. Books feed their minds, provide additional learning support, while providing joy and inspiration. Brooklyn Book Bodega partners with community organizations to ensure that kids and families receive books in addition to food and hygiene items.
On November 30, 2021, we come together and join a worldwide celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. More about Giving Tuesday on their site, Twitter, tagged Tweets, FaceBook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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