United We Serve is a is a nationwide service initiative to help citizens improve their communities. As we celebrate Independence Day this week, it’s the perfect time to think about making a difference in your community.
Let’s Read, Let’s Move is an initiative specifically focused on addressing summer reading loss and childhood obesity. The initiative provides suggestions for involving your community in engaging children in summer reading and physical activities, along with providing information on healthy food options.
United We Serve provides tool kits to help you start service projects in your community, including one on reading with children, as well as one on starting a STEM mentoring program. Both would tie in well with summer reading programming.
If you have an idea for your community that the tool kits don’t cover, don’t worry. They have a tool kit specifically designed to help you create your own project. Every community is different, so brainstorm an idea that will make the biggest impact on your neighbors!
Has your library started a service initiative to benefit your community? Share your stories in the comments!