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A Living Library

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A Living Library exists to function as a community learning environment using a systemic approach to environmental transformation through interdisciplinary, project-based learning, community ecological planning and state-of-the-art communication technologies.

A Living Library is committed to educating youth and adults through projects that enhance communities by participatory development of the local habitat using local resources. An example of a Living Library is OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, a project involving three schools in San Francisco – San Miguel Child Development Center, James Denman Middle School and Balboa High School.

The schools sit on a contiguous piece of land of about nine acres, separated with concrete, asphalt and chain-linked fences and are currently being transformed integrating the ecological, built and cultural milieu of the site. The transformation links to the curricula of the three schools, teaching math, science, social studies, language arts, technology and the arts through involvement in interdisciplinary, project-based learning.

93 Mirabel
San Francisco, CA 94110

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