170 Books in Coney Island



Education Fact

In 2013, 87% of students who dropped out of high school had experienced homelessness.

Uncommon Words

HEDONIST: (n) A person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life.

Inspirational Quotes

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” Jack Kerouac 

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Mary Oliver

“Remarkable is a choice.” Seth Godin

Early Childhood Literacy Update

Of our fifteen day care partners in Brooklyn, three are in Coney Island. Two of our Police Athletic League day cares and one of our YWCA day cares serve 170 children living in subsidized housing. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the dedicated educators at these sites to build home libraries in Coney Island.


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