The message below was sent recently from Mesa College regarding a worthwhile project they just completed. Even though City sometimes sees Mesa College as a rival big sister, the project is notable for the spirit of promoting literacy in its community:
On Friday September 23, 2016, Mesa’s Honors staff collaborated with Principal Sarah Saluta of San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools to place the little library right outside of the elementary school located on the corner of Linda Vista Rd. and Genesee Ave. If you’d like to learn more about the little library project, please go to https://littlefreelibrary.org/
I got the idea for this project one day when I was jogging in my neighborhood, Hillcrest. I saw one and thought, Linda Vista, a community that Mesa is a huge part of, needs to have one of these. A lot of generous individuals put in time and money to make this happen, so I’d like to take a moment and give them all a shout out:
San Diego Mesa College Foundation; AFT Local 1931; and Mesa’s Honors program helped fund the project.
Professor Sam Lee, Math professor at Mesa and Miramar, volunteered his time all Summer 2016 to paint it.
Honors student staff members, Andrew Rice, Erik Tomlinson, and Carissa Carrasquillo, all of whom are works studies Veteran students, worked with the elementary school students to place it outside of the elementary school.
Arthur James, Stockroom Clerk at Mesa College Receiving, helped transport it to the elementary school. He helped with the digging too. :)
Mesa Facilities allowed us to borrow their shovels.
Please go and visit the little library located on 7260 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego CA 92111 (corner of Linda Vista Rd. and Genesee Ave.) Take a book, give a book, and spread the importance of literacy.