Public Mini-libraries

A microproject by El Desafio Foundation


It will open knowledge to everyone, placing mini-libraries in different parts of the city and also encouraging people to take care of them. IThe idea is that nobody owns something public but at the same time we are all responsible of taking care of it. Books will be collected trough donations and everyone will have the opportunity to read them wherever/whenever they want. These books will be labeled by volunteers and distribute trough in public spaces at the city of Rosario, Argentina
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This project will tackle different topics: civic commitment, revalue the idea of public thigns and promoting culture. It is thought however as a social experiment. We will place libraries in different districts of Rosario with specific characteristics based on income, crime rates, etc. We will monitor the communities reactions to the idea and involve them into the maintenance of the libraries and count the books that are read and the impact on each person.


It will give people the opportunity to experience the benefits of something public. Everyone can take books to read and absorb new knowledge and have more tools to face life in general. It is clear that access to information, inspiration and creativity are key to plan your own future, and not everybody in Argentina has that today.

Long-Term Impact

The long term effects are difficult to predict, everything can happen basically. We expect to create more social committed society and reach around 6000 people with our action per year.


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Organization Information

El Desafio Foundation

Location: Papendrecht, Zuid Holland - Netherlands
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Project Leader:
Mario Raimondi
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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