Some of the bookmarks being made in Tomina
Libraries are a wonderful place not only for curling up and reading a good book, but also for cultural activities. Even though our eight libraries in Bolivia are small, there are many kids that go every day to do their homework, read, play games, and learn how to use the computer. Each librarian also offers a variety of different activities ranging from arts and crafts to reading games.
One activity we have been doing this month in several of our libraries is making bookmarks with the kids. The bookmarks they have made will be sent to a library in the U.S. and given to the kids there. The kids from that library will send their bookmarks to the kids in Bolivia. This type of cultural exchange opens kids’ minds to new ideas and allows them to understand their world better.
We would like to thank the librarian Richard Griffin at the Sherrills Ford Branch of the Catawba County Library System in Newton, North Carolina for organizing this important cultural exchange.
Some of the girls who made bookmarks, outside of the Tomina library