Last month, SA YES unveiled their first “Little Library,” which offered free books for the 14,000 students and parents within the Harlandale Independent School District, spanning a wide variety of topics including cooking, computer programming, parenting, and books for all reading levels. 

In light of the current health climate, SA YES has revamped their “Little Library” into a “Little Locker” to provide art supplies and learning resources to keep children active while out of school. It contains sidewalk chalk, flower kits and wood shapes that students can color. Children are encouraged to take these supplies to their homes as needed and SA YES will replenish the supplies periodically. The “Little Locker” is located at the Sosa Parent Education Center (901 March Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214).

“Even though schools are officially closed for the rest of the year, our mission to support these students goes on,” said Danielle Gunter, Executive Director of SA YES. “We’re happy to continue our work with Harlandale ISD by finding new opportunities to keep students engaged and active during this current environment. This ‘Little Locker’ will help us fulfill that goal.”

The “Little Locker” initiative further supports the SA YES’ Sidewalk Chalk Challenge which encourages students to go outside and draw or write words of encouragement on the sidewalk with chalk. Then, with parental permission, post photos of their artwork on Twitter (@SAYES_ORG) or Facebook (@SAYESORG) using the #sidewalkchalkchallenge.

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Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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