Branching Out and Taking Root: POP Project’s 2016 in Review and Look ahead to 2017

The POP Project added one more ring of growth last year to our history as an Asheville-based volunteer nonprofit. Though the year took us in many directions, we spread our branches and dug in deep to keep reaching toward our mission. POP sorted, packed, and delivered more than 6,800 free books in 2016 with a…

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Can You Guess the Banned Book?

The POP Project just wrapped up one of our favorite times of the year, Banned Books Week! A national celebration of the “FREADOM to read,” it’s a great time to sit down with your favorite novel and examine the reasons why communities didn’t think it was acceptable. Many challenges are made with valient intentions, such…

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Beginning the Year on a High Note: POP Project’s 2015 in Review and Look ahead to 2016

The POP Project broke our book delivery records again in 2015 by sorting, packing, and delivering over 7,500 books valued at nearly $38,000! These books were delivered to local area schools, children’s programs, shelters, housing and healthcare centers, food pantries, and detention centers to serve the people most in need of a greater access to…

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Can You Spot These Books? POP Celebrates Banned Books Week 2015

Are there books missing in our community? Would you even notice if there were? The freedom to read affects more than your access to certain specific titles. Censorship is a creeping shadow that, when let into communities, can envelop everything from school reading lists to the holistic and global perspectives of our leaders in matters…

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The Growth Spurt Continues: POP Project’s 2014 in Review and Look ahead to 2015

The POP Project broke our book delivery records in 2014 by sorting, packing, and delivering almost 7,000 books valued at nearly $35,000! These books were delivered to local area schools, children’s programs, shelters, housing and healthcare centers, and detention centers, as well as to NC’s maximum security state prisons. We also held a number of…

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