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October 19, 2020

The Hip Hop Library

Recognizing, and Preserving the Hip Hop culture. Most importantly Encouraging Our Communities To Read! Home of THHLIB Book Club

Programs and Services

Below is a list of some of the many services The Hip Hop Library will provide

  • Virtual and physical library:  Includes hardback, paperback, e and audible books. Memoirs, fiction, non fiction and more with the ultimate mission to encourage our communities to read, 
  • Prime source of information for research and educational purposes: School papers, presentations, fact checks
  • Preserving hip hop culture through documentation and sharing of the chronicles: Interviews, photos, videos, bios, discographies, music and more
  • Document Philadelphia’s historical contribution and the significant impact it had on the hip hop industry:
  • Merchandise Sales: Product with company logo, discarded books from the library at a discounted price,  library display and operational services at offsite location. Profits utilized for library maintenance and supplies. Technical products
  • Tiered Memberships: Bronze, Gold, and Platinum memberships fees. Utilized for library maintenance, 
  • Youth and Community programs: Book clubs, trips, civic engagement, local events
  • Giveaways:  Free book, Food, Tech Products, Back to School, holidays, Company promostionals
  • Children/Youth and adult trainings: Financial, Literacy, Computer, computer science and coding, SATs and more
  • Book Club: Monthly meetings with potential author guest appearances. 
  • Storytime:  “Hip Hop Reads” showcasing hip hop artists reading children’s books for Storytime sessions. 
  • Mentoring Programs: For children and youth
  • Support Network and resource network for adults: Parenting resources and financial literacy training programs.  Products suggestions, 
  • Volunteer opportunities: High school, college students, and adults  
  • Employment opportunities: Website maintenance, library function, summer and afterschool programs
  • Work Study: For college high school and students students interested or studying Library Science, working with children, or simply need community service credits, plus media and arts majors
  • Summer Enrichment Program: Six week literacy , stem and steam driven, fun, and exciting programs for kids  7-14. 
  • After School Program: Operates throughout the scholastic months of the year. Tutoring, fun and educational activities, and community engagement programs. Also an opportunity for college high school and students interested or studying Library Science, Early Childhood Development and more, or simply need community service credits
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