The Leyendo crew visited with the morning director of Adriana Cupul Itza elementary school yesterday and were shown a much larger room that is available for the library. It is a full size classroom, 24 X 24 feet, has four ceiling fans with plans to add air conditioner, but their are three areas where floor tiles have been removed. This needs to be fixed before we start painting and installation of bookshelves. The room is currently used for storage of broken student desks and paint cans but it will be a lovely space when finished. Matt Weatherbee at North American Standards Property Management has donated a long wooden table for use here.
Library in a Week people will arrive Sunday, Feb. 4, and work will begin on this space the next day. Parents and students will be asked to help assuring their ownership of the library. He plans a grand opening later that week.
This is all very exciting. Leyendo has made contacts with several people/organizations to provide more books for these kids to read: an organization called Books for a Better World, a bookstore in Mexico City called Ghandi and a travel agent friend in Canada with school board contacts.
More Spanish children’s books are always needed. Help us spread the joy of reading!