Biblioteca 14 de Enero
Inaugurated January 2006
BiblioWorks’ 2nd library
3 hours from Sucre
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. Although the municipality is one of the most poverty-stricken 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.
Donate! Your donations at work in Presto:
- $25 will help fund a training workshop for local teachers
- $50 will provide educational games
- $100 will purchase tables and chairs for children
Volunteer in Presto
Continue past projects by teaching English classes, organizing community sports, and telling children’s stories, or propose your own idea to encourage literacy and build community in Presto.