August 17, 2007


They are known as bibliomulas (book mules) and they are helping to spread the benefits of reading to people who are isolated from much of the world around them [...]

Anyone who was not out working the fields - tending the celery that is the main crop here - was waiting for our arrival. The 23 children at the little school were very excited.

"Bibilomu-u-u-u-las," they shouted as the bags of books were unstrapped. They dived in eagerly, keen to grab the best titles and within minutes were being read to by Christina and Juana, two of the project leaders.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Venezuela's four-legged mobile libraries

(via Information Junk)

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