A Celebration of Good Deeds in the Air and on the Ground

-- In Celebration of Giving Tuesday JetBlue to Give to the Houston Public Library Through Their #CheckinForGood Program--

WHAT:          Giving Tuesday is a national day for giving back to the                                          community and that’s why JetBlue is launching its #CheckinForGood. As part of their month-long philanthropy they will be giving to the Houston Public Library and Houston’s Community schools. For details visit: or call 832-393-1313.

Building on JetBlue’s signature Soar with Reading literacy program, designed to inspire and encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading, volunteers will be checking at elementary schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey where HPL libraries are still closed. JetBlue volunteers will help operate “Pop Up” libraries, distribute free books and host reading events, alongside partners Simon & Schuster Children’ Publishing at Shadydale Elementary, Kashmere Gardens Elementary and Braeburn Elementary.

In Attendance:
Jerry Davis,  Vice Mayor Pro Temp, Council Member, District B
Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, Houston Public Library Director
Stephen L. Williams, Houston Health Department Director
Icema Gibbs, Director of CSR at JetBlue Elementary, 5905 Tidwell Road, 77028

Drumline Processional, Shadydale Elementary Drumline
Unveiling of a Book Vending Machine which provides FREE books for ages 0-14 will help kids build their own library.
HPL Mobile Express team will host a Pop Up Library along with 22 JetBlue volunteers.
Storytime with free books, backpacks and take-home activities to 534 students.

WHEN:          Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10 AM

WHERE:       Northeast Multi-Service Center | 9720 Spaulding St., 77016

9:45 AM – Media Call Time
10:30 AM – Press Conference and Book Kiosk Unveiling
11:30 AM – Pop Up Library with Shadydale Elementary and Headstart students
12:30 PM – Pop Up Library at Kashmere Gardens Elementary school
2 PM – Pop Up Library at Braeburn Elementary School

About JetBlue
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information, please visit

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information visit the Houston Public Library at or on Twitter @houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.