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Mini-Libraries In Colombian Parks Act As Tutoring Hot Spots

Mini-Libraries In Colombian Parks Act As Tutoring Hot Spots
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There are over 100 of these literary kiosks across the country, which give people access to books, organize activities and homework assistance for children.

Emma Hutchings
  • 29 june 2012

Over 100 ‘mini-libraries’ fill the parks in Colombia, as part of a nationwide program to promote literacy and give more people access to books. The Paradero Para Libros Para Parques (PPP) program was created around 12 years ago by nonprofit group Fundalectura in partnership with the parks system.

According to Bilingual Librarian, volunteers staff the library kiosks and they help patrons check out books, answer questions, organize activities, and provide homework assistance for children. The mini-libraries hold around 350 books each and are staffed for about 12 hours a week, usually over the  weekend.

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Photo by Bilingual Librarian

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