May 23, 2012

ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE + BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Brooklyn, NY, May 23, 2012—Brooklyn Public Library and On Demand Books , the owner of the patented Espresso Book Machine®, will launch a pilot program for Here Is Brooklyn at Central Library’s Dweck Center on May 30 at 9:30AM. Here Is Brooklyn is a creative writing program for Brooklyn schoolchildren. These students, from Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade, will read aloud from their stories, poems and short non-fiction pieces about growing up in Brooklyn. Their writings will then be printed and bound by the Espresso Book Machine, and will be available for purchase through Brooklyn Public Library and on the Espresso Book Machine network, beginning May 30. One book from each class will be donated to its school’s library, and other copies will be placed on Brooklyn Public Library’s shelves for public use.

“The Here Is Brooklyn program offers children a wonderful opportunity to build theircommunication skills and actually publish their own work,” said Linda E. Johnson , President & CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. “We are thrilled to support the students’ creative endeavors and to help themshare their stories with our patrons.”

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