People's Community Services
has built a library at its Hamtramck community center aimed at keeping
kids busy while their parents are waiting for various service
appointments at the facility. The library is patterned after a similar
amenity the organization built a few years back at its Delray center in
While the first library was funded by Daimler
Chrysler, this one was funded by Aramark, the international food
service corporation. They first held a book drive and then, with City
Year as a partner, painted the entire community center and stained,
assembled and installed shelves and organized the 3,000 books.
Approximately 170 total volunteers contributed time to the project.
executive director Tom Cervenak estimates that the value of the work
and the books at more than $20,000 and says that the library is already
extremely popular with his clients.
PCS' Hamtramck site is located at 8625 Jos. Campau and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Source: Tom Cervenak, PCS
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh