On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the Long Island Library Resources Council held its Annual Membership Meeting at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park. As part of the day’s event, Leslie Davol, Co-founder and Director of The Uni Project presented, “The Uni Project’s Pop-Up Reading Rooms.”
The Uni Project is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to books and learning opportunities through pop-up, open-air reading rooms. Based in New York City, the project operates reading rooms that bring architect-designed structures, high quality books, and dedicated staff, to the city’s plazas, parks, and public spaces. They partner with community-based organizations and local libraries, and their circuit prioritizes underserved NYC neighborhoods. Increasingly, they also ship reading room kits to libraries around the world so that others can copy their model.