Young book lovers in Hamilton Heights, East Harlem, and the South Bronx can now spend their summers reading at a flock of new outdoor literary havens. Organized by a non-profit called the Uni Project, the fun pop-up libraries offer plenty of space for discovering new books and playing in the fresh air.



Uniproject pop-up library

Working with Harvest Home, a Harlem-based organization that organizes local farmer’s markets, Uni Project is able to safely close off street blocks to traffic and convert the areas into playgrounds and literary corners for local kids.

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Children of all ages are invited to choose books from the roaming library shelves and sit down to read or join in the read-aloud sessions hosted by volunteers from the New York Public Library. In addition to the library space, the play area will also have physical activities like hula-hooping and basketball.

The Uni Project will host literary events at different blocks of the Hamilton Heights, East Harlem and South Bronx neighborhoods for the next two months. Find the Uni nearest you by following their events calendar.

Via DNA Info

+ Uni Project

+ Harvest Home

Images via Uni Project