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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2014/08/01 - Coral Tree Café has announced the installation of their Little Free Library, a take a book leave a book library, to benefit the community as well as their customers at their flagship location in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.
Coral Tree Café is excited to bring the nationwide Little Free Library movement to their restaurant in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Sponsoring one of the few Little Free Libraries in the area, Coral Tree Café is hoping to promote literacy, the love of reading and a sense of community through their free book exchanges.
The wooden box for the library was generously donated by long-time Coral Tree Café customer Keith Allen-Niesen, and designed by Amber Jamal who oversees the marketing and customer relations for the Coral Tree Café chain as well as their sister restaurants. She states,“Being an active member of the community is an extremely important part of who we are. We hope to contribute something positive with our new library by encouraging the exploration of literature, providing an opportunity for people to give back by donating books they have previously enjoyed, and inviting the community to connect with each other through these meaningful book exchanges.”
The library, located near their side entrance on Darlington Street, is painted to resemble the café and features their famous cup logo filled with brightly-colored flowers as well as their iconic hanging succulent plants. The miniature library has initially been stocked with an eclectic mixture of books from the café and ideally will be self-sustaining, but will be refilled as needed by the restaurant.
For further information, please contact Amber Jamal at (310)474-8633 or e-mail infocomoncycom.
About Little Free Library
Little Free Library started in 2009 by a Wisconsin resident who built a one room school-house model as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved books. It was filled with books and placed on a post in his front yard with a sign that said “free books.” Today, each little library is a beautifully designed, weatherproof wooden house mounted on a wooden post, containing a collection of 20-30 books. The concept is based on an honor system, where you simply take a book and leave a book. The concept of passing along a favorite book speaks to people’s desire to connect at a time when a majority of our communication is being made via social media. Today, there are Little Free Libraries in at least 28 states and six countries including Ghana, Australia and Afghanistan.
About Coral Tree Café
Coral Tree Café (coraltreecafe.com) is best known for its healthy & sustainable Californian cuisine, organic coffee & teas, and corporate catering services. Since its beginning in 2002, Coral Tree Café has expanded to multiple locations in Los Angeles including Brentwood, Encino and Century City. The restaurant answers an increasing demand for healthy dining in a casual atmosphere with outdoor patio seating. The menu features their highly-acclaimed Panini, healthy salads, delectable deserts, vegan-friendly dishes, and an enticing breakfast menu.
Coral Tree Cafe's name was inspired by the beautiful coral trees lining San Vicente Blvd at their flagship location in Brentwood, Los Angeles. The restaurant group is committed to the health of their customers, and making a positive impact on the community and environment through sustainable and fair trade practices. The culinary team at Coral Tree Cafe buys local produce and integrates organic ingredients into the menu as often as possible, utilizes energy-efficient appliances and recyclables, and recently became recognized as one of the very few Certified Green Restaurants® in Los Angeles.
Sister restaurants of the café include The Red Room Food & Wine Bar, serving a variety of tapas and wine in Encino, and Comoncy, a new café specializing in espresso beverages and healthy breakfast & lunch fare in Beverly Hills.