For the past ten years, Luis Soriano, a teacher in the small town of La Gloria, Colombia, has been following the same ritual. Every week-end, he gathers his donkey in front of his house, straps on the “Biblioburro” pouches to its back, and loads them with a selection of books from the eclectic collection he has acquired over the years. Off on his mobile library, he travels into the hills and through the fields to the villages beyond where children await his visits impatiently. He firmly believes that bringing books to people who don’t have access to them can improve the country and open up possibilities for the future generation of Colombia.
[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Veronica Juárez, Santiago Villegas. Santiago Villegas said: the #biblioburro, the ultimate #mobile #library of #colombia now available in a movie http://j.mp/3nKm1T = ¡El biblioburro en #cortometraje! [...]
[...] la diferencia compartiendo su pasión por la lectura en comunidades aisladas en Colombia. Hoy encuentro que hay un nuevo video sobre el trabajo de Soriano y lo comparto aquí con el objetivo de que fomente la inspiración y la esperanza en momentos [...]
WPA librarians did the same thing, but with mules and horses, in the Appalachian mountains.
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