Yesterday, my dear friends over at the Uni brought their portable reading room over to my neighborhood. The baby and I strolled over in the late afternoon, and he pulled every book about trucks and frogs off the shelves. It really is like going to a library outside, in the middle of everything else going on in the city--passers-by get pulled in, and children especially are attracted to the Uni's cubes full of books. Below, I'm reading River a book about subways, which he is (very conveniently) obsessed with.
It's the time of year when we all think about the causes and organizations we love, and I want make a brief plug for the Uni. They appear in neighborhoods all over NYC, in plazas and parks and farmer's markets and festivals and street corners. If you, like me, love the idea of walking to the subway stop and happening upon a fantastic library, then please, give them your money. I know I will. Here is their website again.