Character 35: Making a Difference–Community Library Boxes

The St. Louis Promise Zone has partnered with St. Louis County Library to provide 50 community library boxes all around the Promise Zone in north St. Louis County. Their aim is to increase literacy and readership and strengthen education outcomes in high poverty communities. The stencil design for the boxes was created by local African-American artist, Cbabi Bayoc, in hope of empowering and inspiring children the community. In partnership with the residents of the Promise Zone, the program allows volunteers to paint the boxes themselves. Learn more about the St. Louis Promise Zone at  https://stlpartnership.com/promisezone.