Reblogged from the Readersforum–a unique book recycling idea for kids.
Chile’s children’s book industry isn’t known for light-hearted, fun reads. It’s about morality-building and lesson-teaching. So a Dane, who lived in Chile for a time, decided to change that. She’s organized a library that receives foreign-language books and then translates them into Spanish.
In Valparaiso, a city on the coast of Chile, a small library is working to introduce local children to a new universe of books.
The library is called Libro Alegre, which means ’Happy Book’ or ‘Cheerful Book.’ It is a happy place, stuffed with dolls, legos, and one of those toy kitchens with plastic food.
First and foremost, though, it’s a library that’s stuffed with stories.
“It truly, genuinely, is a unique collection of books,” said Imogen Mark, a volunteer at Libro Alegr.
Mark is British but has lived in Chile for years. She explained that people donate books, mostly from Scandinavian countries. The books then get…
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