These three girls (and one more who was missing) have taken on the duty of being librarians at the the new Leyendo Project library in the morning session at Adriana Cupul Itza Primaria. Their 6th Grade teacher allows them to leave class three days a week 1/2 hour before recess begins to put the library in order and read with younger children. He told us they feel like godmothers to these kids, some which are not yet reading. Really wonderful to see the community taking ownership of the library. On Friday when Aurora Meade (pictured with the librarians above) told stories to the kids she also made an appeal for the current 5th Graders to carry this forward next year and many were interested.
Leyendo volunteers are also preparing 5th and 6th Grade books for short term lending.
These new librarians will keep track of the system and students will have the opportunity to read for longer periods of time at home. Getting through a Harry Potter book with only a few minutes a day of library usage is frustrating. Very exciting to have help with this new project.