Updated: Sep 4, 2019
El Segundo firm Custom Design & Construction will host a book drive and Little Free Library giveaway at this month’s Art Walk.
By Maureen Kingsley
August’s El Segundo Art Walk will include something new and different from previous events: a pop-up book drive and Little Free Library giveaway sponsored and organized by El Segundo’s own Custom Design & Construction in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce.
Taking place the evening of this summer’s third and final Art Walk, on August 15, from 5 to 7pm outside of the Chamber office at 427 Main Street, the book drive will collect book donations of all kinds. Community members and Art Walk attendees are encouraged to bring their unwanted books to this event and be entered into a drawing for one of ten Little Free Libraries built and given away by Custom Design & Construction. The donated books will be used to fill the ten Little Free Libraries that will be given as prizes, and any remaining donated books will go to El Segundo Rotary Club.
Bill Simone, president of Custom Design & Construction, tells The El Segundo Scene that his goal for the book drive is “to give back to the community that has been so good to us.” He explains, “The wonderful people of El Segundo have embraced our design/build/remodel business beyond our wildest expectations, and we are grateful to be in such a close-knit community.”
Little Free Libraries are small, often customized and prettily painted structures that house free books and magazines for members of a neighborhood or community to freely take and return. (Although returning isn’t necessary.) A number of Little Free Libraries exist already around El Segundo, including at private residences and the United Methodist Church on Main Street. Simone says building little lending libraries “fits right into” Custom Design & Construction’s wheelhouse. “They allow us to use job-related materials—thereby lessening the impact on local landfills—while allowing our craftspeople to showcase their talents beyond what our clients get to see and enjoy.”
For more information on the book drive and giveaway, give Custom Design & Construction a call at 310-815-4815.
This story is from the August 2019 issue.