Audrey Menard and Jazmine LeBlanc
Program: Civic Engagement Challenge — "How can we use creativity to increase civic engagement in Chattanooga?"
Biblioburro aims to get young children in East Lake excited about reading and writing their own stories through a mobile library/neighborhood art-cart. It is inspired by the work of Luis Soriano, a Colombian librarian with the same passion for education and community involvement. The Biblioburro will be designed and created by the very same parents and children who will use it as it travels around the East Lake neighborhood. Filled with new, high quality books and stories with diverse characters in both English and Spanish, the Biblioburro will help the children of East Lake learn how to read and how to find their own creative solutions to the neighborhood’s needs.
Luis Soriano visited the neighborhood to share his story and get the residents inspired to create a Biblioburro of their own.
The Causeway Challenge is an ideas contest centered around a specific question, that empowers individuals to pilot their ideas for community change, with grassroots funding and hands-on coaching.