Project Details

Presto

Biblioteca 14 de Enero

Quick Facts

  • Inaugurated January 2006
  • BiblioWorks’ 2nd library
  • Municipal Library
  • 3 hours from Sucre
  • Has chess club

BiblioWorks inaugurated its second library in the colonial town of Presto in January 2006. The region enjoys a warm, subtropical climate, and the majority of its population works in agriculture. The library was opened in partnership with the local Municipality. Although Presto is one of the most poverty-stricken towns of Bolivia, the library occupies a large building on the central plaza.

While other libraries may be more popular with elementary-school children, Biblioteca 14 de Enero is usually full of high school students. They formed a library chess club, and in 2012 they proudly represented Presto at a national competition.

Get Involved!

Donate! Your donations at work in Presto:

  • $25 will support the local chess club with new materials.
  • $50 will provide books to more than 50 children.
  • $100 will purchase tables and chairs for children

Volunteer in Presto

Continue past projects by leading the chess club, teaching English classes, organizing community sports, and telling children’s stories, or propose your own idea to encourage literacy and build community in Presto.

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