Biblioworks needs YOU! Help Donate to the Literary Festival!

 

The Reading Festival (Sucre Lee!) takes place in Sucre, Bolivia every year. It is the largest event organized by BiblioWorks! The main goal of the festival is to promote reading habits among children.  Annually, Sucre Lee gathers around 2,000 student and has over 20 organizations helping to spread the love of reading!

They are raising money to help facilitate the event, and they need your help!

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Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books. You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie's Pocket.

BiblioWorks Fifth Annual Reading Festival is coming soon!

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Kids read in Sucre during the literary festival.

April is Literacy Month!

Do you believe in the power of literacy?

Literacy has the power to open new doors to people and allows for economic, cultural and social growth. We hope to engage the population of Sucre through innovative reading activities that promote healthy debate about some of the toughest issues Bolivia currently faces.

Biblioworks has designated April as literacy month, so we will be bringing the joy of reading to Sucre via two exciting events:

  • Sucre Reads is a fun activity where our staff and volunteers ride on local buses sharing books and reading with passengers and drivers.
  • The Fifth Annual Reading Festival is a full-day activity that introduces children and adults to the love of books and reading. It gathers more than 2,000 students from different schools in Sucre and is open to the public as well. More than 20 organizations present their projects and programs encouraging literacy.

You can help BiblioWorks in their efforts to spread the love of reading in a few ways:

 

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books. You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie's Pocket.

BiblioWorks needs your help!

  BiblioWorks believes that healthy communities require healthy minds, and so does Biblio.com! That’s why we founded Biblio Charitable Works in 2005 and have been helping to support BiblioWorks in their building of libraries, supplying books and training librarians in the poorest communities of Bolivia ever since. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, they also need support from donors like you. To date, 12 libraries have been built in rural Bolivia. BiblioWorks trains librarians to run the libraries, which are embraced as … Continued


The Power of Books – One Man’s Story

Brad Wirz of GoneReading.com
Brad Wirz and friends, volunteering in Honduras.

Author: Brad Wirz and GoneReading.com is the force behind the Bibliophile’s Shop here on Biblio.com.
The literary-themed gifts that he curates are fun and unique, and 10% of each purchase goes to benefit BiblioWorks.org!  Check out the bookmarks, posters, games, clothing, kitchenware, and more for holiday gifts for the bookish types on your list.


Almost four years ago I found myself curled up in the fetal position in a dark hotel room in New York City. A supercharged, 20+ year career in corporate marketing had taken its toll, putting me on the road 200 days each year, persistently eroding the great enthusiasm I had in the early years of my career.

I called my wife with a firm proclamation: One year from now I’m going to be doing something completely different. Without even blinking, she agreed, and I released a sigh of relief. (more…)

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books. You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie's Pocket.

You did it!

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A young student enjoys reading, thanks to your help.

The BiblioWorks 2nd Annual Literacy Festival has been completely funded! 

We would like to offer a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who contributed to the recent IndieGogo campaign.  The folks at BiblioWorks, the staff at Biblio.com, and of course the students themselves appreciate every effort encouraging the spread of literacy and the love of books.

What else has been going on with BiblioWorks?

***The library at Sopahcuy was opened in 2008, and it is soon to be a completely sustainable library, meaning that the city and community will be able to keep the library going without being dependent on the support of BiblioWorks!

***BiblioWorks has teamed up with two great projects, Inti and Cara a Cara, to be able to bring the joys of art to 31 children in Bolivia.

***Learn about volunteer opportunities with BiblioWorks.

***Did you miss the IndieGogo campaign?  Donate to BiblioWorks!

 


BiblioWorks – Be a part of the 2nd Annual Literacy Festival!

Biblio.com was built for the love of books, and the desire to share that appreciation with the rest of the world.  In 2005, we founded the non-profit organization, BiblioWorks. After the success of the first library project in Morado K’asa, Bolivia, BiblioWorks became a major contributor in the efforts to bring literacy and education to impoverished indigenous communities.  Since then, we have helped to build nine community libraries in Bolivia, as well as assisted with local book drives, prison book … Continued


Valentine's Day is also International Book Giving Day

 

What a better way to spend Valentine’s Day them to buy something bookish for a loved one and to give a book away to a child!

International Book Giving Day

 

International Book Giving Day encourages you to give, leave or a donate a book to a child.

Our non-profit arm BiblioWorks is dedicated to doing just this on a daily basis – getting books in the hands of kids in communities in need. We believe that healthy communities require healthy minds. That’s why we have been building libraries, supplying books and training librarians in the poorest communities of Bolivia since 2005.

 

 and if you are still looking for something for your loved one perhaps the following list of  “love” related material might help.

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BiblioWorks profiled in local newspaper

Our local newspaper, Asheville Citizen-Times, just published a great and heartfelt editorial on BiblioWorks and our work in Bolivia written by our in-country project coordinator, Matt Lynn. Our commitment to literacy and education is at the heart of Biblio and was the mission we charged BiblioWorks with when we founded the 501(c)3 in 2005 after completing the construction of our first library in Morado K’asa, Bolivia.  We are continually amazed at the impact BiblioWorks has in the communities it works … Continued