Harlem’s Pura Belpré, The First Puerto Rican Librarian in NYC

PuraBelprePura Belpré (1899–1982) was the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. She was also a writer, collector of folktales, and puppeteer. Continue Reading →

2nd Annual Literacy Across Harlem Book Drive 2013

1498936_726945190650279_1267661299_oAll high-quality books donated between now and December 21st(*) will be presented this weekend to families residing in homeless shelters, women involved in the criminal justice system who are rebuilding positive lives for themselves and their young children, foster-care organizations serving Harlem families, adult learners striving to improve their literacy skills, and havens for victims of domestic violence. Continue Reading →