“Leer es poder.” Reading is power. By opening a small children’s library within walking distance of downtown Cuernavaca, we hope to instill a love of reading in the children we work with. Most of these children have never owned a book other than their textbooks. To read a book for pleasure is a totally new experience for them.
This morning Irene and Rubi stopped by for their first visit. After spending half the day with us, it was time for them to go. I asked them if they would like to return. “Can we come every day?” asked Rubi. “Can we live here?” added Irene. Their first trip to the library was a resounding success.
It is only thanks to our benefactors that our dream of a children’s library has become a reality.