Chinatown Living Library & Think Park


The Chinatown Living Library & Think Park in San Francisco, based at Commodore Stockton Child Development Center and Gordon Lau Elementary School, operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and serves PreK-5th grade students.  The Branch Living Library & Think Park was launched in July 2007, and is funded by the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF).  Life Frames, Inc. worked with the Principals of both schools to identify opportunities for lifting asphalt and concrete, and greening the shared campuses, adding diverse, ecological, Learning Zones

Chinatown before & after 1

Chinatown before & after 2

Chinatown before & after 3

In 2010, Life Frames, Inc. designed and installed Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns, Gardens & Mural in three languages (Chinese, English, Spanish), depicting two diverse demonstrations of rainwater collection and use, funded by SFPUC.

rainwater mural

Rainwater harvesting

View photo gallery of Chinatown Living Library Rainwater Gardens, Cisterns & Mural

View Chinatown Living Library Blog (2009-2010)

Chinatown Kids

Chinatown Spaces

 For more information, contact Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library, at




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