Thursday, June 6, 2013
Anyway, the other volunteer and myself wanted the boys to be able to access the books and other supplies and so we developed a sort of cataloging and check-out process that we hoped to be a library. We spent hours color-coding flash cards and making sets of markers and colored pencils. We were able to get the boys more access to things and hopefully more than anything we got the ball rolling for a future library.
As my time was ending, there were plans to wall-in and turn the old dinning hall into a library. Well, I am thrilled to report that today, EDD has a fully-functioning library. The boys have access to hundreds of books, games, and art supplies. It is currently run by the volunteers, but I am hoping to talk to the staff about turning over the keys to the boys and empowering them to run it themselves. A small seed was planted four years ago and today it has become fully realized.