Leer es poder!

“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.

Our librarian (Franciscan associate Rutila) keeps the library well organized and always ready for our next visitors to drop in.

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.

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2 responses to “Leer es poder!

  1. This is great! Where is the library located? I cannot wait to see it.

  2. It is near Malena’s house. Can’t wait to show you!

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