Our community partners at the University Heights Tool Library in Buffalo, NY will be auctioning off over a dozen little libraries at the Varsity Theater [3165 Bailey Ave] on Thursday, June 23rd!
There are over 36,000 little libraries around the world which offer free books for curbside education helping to raise literacy rates and adding to this number has been on the top of most Buffalonians’ lists. Saying that, The University Heights Tool Library and The Foundry are proud to present a free Silent Auction Fundraiser on Thursday, June 23rd from 6pm to 9pm at the Varsity Theater [3165 Bailey Ave] of over a dozen little libraries! The funds from the event will support both organizations goals of hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA member to program, coordinate, and create more community building and educational projects like this in the future.
Entree to the event is free so bring friends, family, and neighbors looking to add a little library to their street!
There will be hor d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle, tours of the theater, and basket auction for attendees to enjoy as well. This fundraiser is a great opportunity to show support from community members and organizations without which our work in the greater Buffalo community would not be possible. You will be an integral contributor to making our city a more equitable, enjoyable and economically strong community!
Additional details are available on the Facebook event page.
FYI: The starting price for the little libraries is $150, where they usually go for around $200-400 online so this is a chance you can’t miss out on!
The University Heights Tool Library is a non-profit, community-based tool lending library serving communities since 2011 empowering residents to make the positive change they want to see in their community. The Foundry is an incubator and creative community space on the East Side of Buffalo providing opportunities to build a business, create art & craft, and inspire the next generation of makers, learners and doers. Both non-profit organizations empower residents, promote self-reliance and facilitate grassroots reinvestment – all done in order to create positive change in our neighborhoods.
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