Monday, September 24, 2012

Welcome Back!

With the new school year comes another great year for FLIF! We are hoping for another successful year with many familiar and new faces. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to our first meeting.

Here is a summary of some of the projects and events that we are looking forward to working on this year:

Edmonton Women's Prison Project
– We are in a partnership with GELA for this project. FLIF is mainly involved in the Storybook Project (though volunteer opportunities exist for writing groups and book clubs). Inmates are recorded while reading a book as a part of this project. These recordings are sent, along with a copy of the book read, to the reader’s child, grandchild, niece, or nephew. 

Community Bookshelf
– We drop off donated books to a variety of shelters and organizations in Edmonton. Deliveries typically take place once a month on a weekday afternoon. 

Homeless Connect
- The Homeless Connect event is hosted twice a year at the Shaw Conference Centre. Various services are provided on this day for homeless and low income individuals. FLIF provides one such service by setting up a “library” to give away free books. The next Homeless Connect will be on October 21st. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, a sign-up sheet will be posted in the lounge.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to get involved, please email us at flifblog @ Email is also a great way of letting us know of any articles or announcements that you would like to see posted on this blog!


Anonymous said...

RE:Flif Homeless Connect event

Where/when can books by authors on the 'needed books list' be dropped off this for year - Henderson Hall?/anytime prior to the 21st Oct?

Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom said...

Thank you for your questions and sorry for the late reply. We do not have a 'needed books list' for the Homeless Connect event taking place this October. However, we will most likely have a list for the next Homeless Connect event. When we create a list of needed books, we will post it here on the blog, so keep an eye out for it!