The Freedom to Read Inc. team has worked over the past several months to create processes to support a strong organization. This has positioned Freedom to Read Inc. to move in significant ways in 2021:
Increase capacity for progress by adding volunteers to the Board of Directors and committees
Expand fundraising efforts
Solidify and expand literacy centers on the islands: focus on Deep Creek, Current and Gregory Town Public Libraries
Ensure proper training of library attendants/supervisors in library management, arrangement and collection development to improve our statistics and record keeping
Deliver 10 laptops to disperse to various sites. As our existing laptops fail, new machines will need to be provided. We will need to establish a laptop computer lab at Deep Creek Public Library as it comes together over the course of the year. This technology donation will be in thanks to our partners at ComputerReach.
Site visit to Marsh Harbour, Abaco to assist their library committee in rebuilding their public library that was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. This item was delayed in 2020. We plan to assist them in setting up a new collection and provide technology resources.
Solidify and expand public/private partnerships with Bahamian politicians, businesspersons and other organizations who support the literacy movement in the Bahamas
Secure a fundraising firm/person to ensure higher yield from supporters
Use volunteer efforts to seek grants for the work of Freedom to Read Inc.