NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 / PRNewswire / -- In time for International Literacy Day, Sony DADC announced its partnership today with global nonprofit Library For All. Based in NYC, Library For All curates and distributes a customized cloud-based, digital library platform to children and adults living in developing countries where physical books are scarce but mobile devices are widespread. Library For All's digital library is filled with culturally relevant eBooks licensed or donated from local and international publishers.
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Today we speak with Tanyella Evans, cofounder and CEO at Library For All, a nonprofit building a cloud-based digital library and platform for communities in the developing world. Tanyella has worked in social entrepreneurship and international development, focusing specifically on education and culture. Using her experience as an educator in some of the poorest communities, Tanyella has established a much needed school in Haiti and continues to provide necessary educational tools and resources to the world’s indigent communities. Tanyella is active in the NYC tech ecosystem and is doing her part to strengthen communities in a booming tech city to the poorest regions.
CHELSEA, Manhattan — Some 250 million children worldwide lack access to books and basic education. In countries like Haiti, 85 percent of schools don't even have a library, but the nonprofit Library For All is changing the game."We exist to make knowledge accessible to all equally," co-founder Tanyella Evans said. "We believe that in the 21st century access to knowledge is a basic human right."
#BluestoneForBooks: A campaign to support global literacy. Library For All has partnered up with fast-growing coffee brand Bluestone Lane to support our mission to make knowledge accessible to all, equally. “Bluestone for Books” is our campaign to drive awareness and support for global literacy through inspiring participation with individuals across the NYC community. Throughout November, Bluestone Lane stores will be serving coffee in branded “Bluestone for Books” cups. In Bluestone Lane restaurant cafes, each table will have a "Blue Book" with information regarding the initiative.
The International Literacy Association (ILA), a global advocacy and membership organization dedicated to advancing literacy for all, announced Tanyella Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Library For All, today as an honoree on its second annual 30 Under 30 list. The list recognizes the next generation of young innovators, advocates and educators who are leading efforts to advance literacy for all, whether in their community or around the world.
"Chicago Ideas supports innovators in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors who are using their work for positive social change. This year, Chicago Ideas received 250 applications from around the world for its Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship, which recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs under the age of 35, who are working to solve pressing social challenges," Chicago Ideas posted on their website.
Five fellows were selected from over 250 applicants from all over the world, including our very own CEO at Library For All, Tanyella Evans.
Nothing beats a good book and a cup of coffee. Reading allows us to instantly enter into the mind of a stranger and by the end of it, we have made a new friend. It pushes us beyond the boundaries of time, knowledge and space, opening us up to new worlds and multiple lives – such is the power of a book. At Library For All, we love our books and remain committed to spreading this love through our cause of bringing knowledge to empower communities across the globe...
New York, NY – January 30, 2015 – Library For All, an education nonprofit that provides tech-based solutions for those with limited access to educational materials in developing countries, was named a winner today of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries. The $265,000 grant will support Library For All’s work to make educational content available through a cloud-based platform designed specifically for low-bandwidth environments.
It’s funny when I look back and see how far we have come as an organization in just two years. So much has happened and so much is about to happen.
It was no more obvious than last week. Almost two years ago I walked into Book Expo America (BEA), with business cards in hand and a dream in my heart. A clear vision but not much else. I attended BEA because I wanted to talk to publishers. I wanted them to hear the idea for Library For All and immediately believe in it and I guess believe in me.