Sep 21, 2020

Success!

Dear friends,

Thanks to you, the proposed pop-up library project is full funded and we will begin to implement it tomorrow so that children can begin reading as soon as possible.  Please follow us on Facebook to see photos of the project as it unfolds. 

 

In total, Libros para Todos will have 5 pop-up libraries (with 150-200 books each) that will go from community to community, 3 months at a time, approximately.  We hope to commence by the end of October.

 

We thank you so much for the support and generosity.  We are so touched and grateful.

 

Best wishes,

 

Daniela Franco

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Jun 16, 2020

Still spreading the love of reading <3

Max el Terrible by Jaime Alfonso Sandoval
Max el Terrible by Jaime Alfonso Sandoval

Dear friends and fellow bibliophiles,

 

The past several months have been unusual times for us and for most everyone!  We were so happy that we successfully distributed 400 copies of Jaime Alfonso Sandoval's novel for young readers, 'Max el Terrible' before the quarantine began.  Children from a dozen rural communities were able to read it from home although the events with the author have been postponed for the fall of 2020. 

We were also grateful that we were able to spend a day with the book club called 'Booked for Lunch' of San Miguel de Allende before the quarantine began.  We spent the morning in the elementary school of Providencia de Sosnabar with members of the book club and LPT, reading to children.  Each child was given his/her own copy of the book, Bolsita de Plastico, by Sam Love who very generously donated all the books.  Thank you, Sam!  And thank you to all the book clubs who have come out to support our literacy projects! If you belong to a book club, please consider making a connection with a local rural school and supporting youngsters as they learn to love books.  Contact us for more information. 

We were disappointed that we were forced to cancel this year's summer camps; we found no way to continue with the course while adhering to the safety standards.  However, we are excited that next summer we will be hosting two separate summer courses in San Miguel and in Dolores Hidalgo. 

With the postponement of our two biggest projects - the Big Read and the summer camp- we found otherselves in unchartered territory but turned that uncertainty into opportunity.  We successfully did a food drive that fed 150 families in the municipality of Dolores Hidalgo and we have begun a bilingual podcast series for children.  The podcast series will feature classic short stories, stories written by contemporary authors, and short stories written and read by children.  We have so far recorded 7 stories which we will be publishing throughout the summer.  Please follow our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/librosparatodosSMA) and SMA Podcast  (https://www.smapodcast.com/) to hear the stories.  Children can continue to submit their stories by emailing them to makingreaders@gmail.com

2020 has been a lesson in patience and adaptation. Although we have had to postpone many events that we love, it has been a great experience to try new projects.  We can learn to flow with the changing environment on an organizational level as well as on a personal level.  We continue to cherish our community, strive to do meaningful work that inspires children, and do our best with the tools at hand.  We thank each and every one of our supporters for continuing to believe in us and in our mission.  Thank you,

 

Daniela Franco

Director of Libros para Todos

Book distribution to rural community
Book distribution to rural community
Visit by book club
Visit by book club
Food distribution
Food distribution
Food distribution
Food distribution
Podcast recording
Podcast recording
Podcast recording
Podcast recording

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May 18, 2020

Success!

Grocery items
Grocery items

Dear friends of Libros para Todos,

 

We thank you so much for being generous in these times of need and for believing in our ability to successfully carry out this relief project to families going through acute economic hardship. We are pleased and proud to say that since we began our fundraiser, we have successfully and smoothly carried out three food distributions to families in the municipality of Dolores Hidalgo, a city that is not currently being served by Amigos al 100.  We have one, possibly two, more distributions of food and toiletries yet to do.  In addition to these much needed groceries, we were able to donate close to 300 books and 100 notebooks to children in the rural community of Las Trancas. 

 

With much gratitude,

 

Daniela Franco

Director of Libros para Todos

First distribution
First distribution
Book donations
Book donations
Unloading second distribution
Unloading second distribution
second distribution
second distribution
third distribution (May 12)
third distribution (May 12)

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