Friday, August 18, 2006

Vons and EVU, Working Together To Benefit Learning in the Community

Five years ago, Elysian Valley United’s (EVU) charge to re-establish a library in their neighborhood finally came to fruition as The People’s Library opened with 5000 volumes of children’s, youth and adult literature. The library has since become a thriving center of academic and intellectual growth, providing community members young and old a like a resource to satisfy their hunger for reading and learning. Now, it will be able to provide even more resources to the community, thanks to a $15,000 grant provided by the Vons Foundation. The funds will be used to help establish and expand a literacy program run through the library, and will go towards the purchase of books, equipment and supplies for the library.