Announcing the 107 Independent Supporters Trust Lending Library and Literary Outreach Project.
Portland, OR is a city of many pleasures; outdoor recreations, craft beer, soccer watching, and book browsing among them. With the new BOOKED! Lending Library and Literary Outreach Project, the 107ist seeks to promote literacy related to the beautiful game of soccer. Literature from the grassroots of the sport all the way to the global influences the sport holds in everyday life.
With the craftsmanship of 107ist board member Abe Goldman-Armstrong we have a bookshelf in place at the Fanladen and we have begun cataloging book donations, found online at LibraryThing.
To kickoff the BOOKED! Lending Library Project we will need help from our loyal 107ist compatriots to fill the shelves with donations. On Saturday, August 17, from 2-6pm at the Fanladen, the 107ist BOOKED! Lending Library Project will be collecting books from anyone interested in donating. We are seeking books relative to the sport, culture and history of soccer.
At the time of donation, you can opt to have your name, the date and a comment added to the inside cover of the book. This information will be archived as standard procedure for all donations to the BOOKED! Library. All accepted donations will then become property of the 107ist Library Project.
How this will work….
Books will be available to be checked out by all Official 107ist members in good standing. A limit of two books per member can be check out at a time. The check out period per item is three weeks, with a grace period of two weeks past due.
The BOOKED! library is viewable online so anyone will be able to see what is available in the database collection.
There will be a binder at the Fanladen, that will need to be filled out at the time of check out. This information includes: verification of your 107ist membership, name, email address or phone number, title and author of the book, and the date of check out. When returning books please have the 107ist rep. on duty initial the “Returned” box next to your name and check out info.
Beyond just a lending library we are aiming to have BOOKED! become an influential partner in bringing authors of football to Portland as well as encourage and help support better coverage of football in the local writing, bogging, and journalism community.
We also are looking to extend our literary outreach past just the Fanladen and help with reading programs in schools throughout the Portland metro area.
Book Drive at the Fanladen
Saturday August 17, 2013
We would like to have the BOOKED! Lending Library open for business by the end of September.
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