During these uncertain times, Barbershop Books remains steadfast in its pursuit to inspire young children to read. Here’s an update on what we’ve been up to and how your support is helping us reach thousands of young readers.
Thanks to your continuous support and the Oakpoint Charitable Foundation’s generosity, Barbershop Books has shipped more than 2,300 new books to cities across the country. These books will be distributed to young kids at emergency food distribution sites at the following locations:
– New York City
– Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls (Rhode Island)
– Columbus, Ohio
– Charles County, Maryland
– Detroit, Michigan
This is just the beginning! Donate now to help us distribute more books.
We have begun a series of webinars to support barbers and barbershop owners as they navigate through these uncertain times. More than 35 barbers participated in our first webinar during which we had a small business expert Nadia Aristide, the founder of Maroon Strategist, discuss the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program and other resources available to them during the pandemic. We were also able to provide individual consultation sessions for some of the barbers to get help submitting their applications.
The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 28th and will focus on the future of Black barbershops. This virtual session is extremely important and was requested by many barbers in our program. Stay tuned for more information.
Barbershop Books Storytime: Join Barbarbershop Books’ Chief Reading Inspirer Alvin Irby (special guests including young readers and reading advocates) for storytime. Every Tuesday and Friday at 11 AM EDT tune in to Facebook Live for a fun and educational moment with your child. Every week features a new book and even more laughs.
Tips for Parents: Did you know your house is full of educational resources? Every Thursday at 6 PM EDT Alvin Irby provides practical tips and tricks for helping kids learn by using stuff you already have at home. Tune in next week.
#Caughthimreading: Are you the parent of or know a young boy who loves to read? Tags us on social media (@barbershopbooks + #caughthimreading) with a picture of the young child reading a book. We will repost and share on our social media pages. Together, we can ensure that young boys – especially young Black boys – know that other children are reading alongside them during this difficult time.
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