In an effort to reduce waste and giving back.  Friends have volunteered to up cycle. Taking old dresser draws and building small book cases.  Half Price Book/Magazine Store has donated 500 books toward this effort. Our goal is to fill all inner city barbershops and Salon's with books. There are currently three barbershops and one salon in Des Moines Iowa that we have these small book libraries.  Free hair cuts or gift card.


Once you learn to read you will be forever free.
— Fredrick Douglas

FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THIS PROJECT is to acquire quality books

RAISED TO DATE >> 500 books donated from the half price book store.

The more you read the more things you know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go.
— Dr. Seuss

Our Current MICRO focus

Seeking 500 CMU blocks to rebuild the foundation at 1609

We want to encourage reading and public speaking. 

We are proud to announce book libraries are now full in the current locations as shown below. 

We are in need of any old dresser drawers for libraries at other locations.


Images of work we've done so far

Message from a Neighbor