Through The Future of Good program, U.S. Cellular has selected 16 young humanitarians under 16 for the inspirational acts of good they do in their communities. Among those individuals is Kendal Anderson of Memphis, who created a Community Lending Library in Legion Park.
She is set to receive $10,000 from U.S. Cellular to further her cause. The celebration scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Legion Park, will also feature remarks by Mayor William Reckenberg, who will issue a proclamation declaring it “Kendal Anderson Day” in the City of Memphis in honor of her work and national recognition.
Kendal was inspired to start the Community Lending Library to make the gift of reading more accessible within her hometown, and she worked with the city on the legislation required to build one in the city park. Available to everyone, the library’s rule is to take a book if you need one, and to leave one if you have extras. With the funding and wireless technology, Kendal will be expanding the library by adding new books and locations, and hopes to start sending e-books through her lending library so students without transportation to libraries can still access books.
U.S. Cellular’s 16 under 16 recipients were selected out of hundreds of nominations from across the country for their efforts to make an important impact on the community around them and connect to the good in all of us with the help of wireless technology.
Anderson’s Community Lending Library is located next to the parking lot on the north end of Legion Park which is at the corner of Clay and Sigler Streets in Memphis, MO 63555