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Build A Better World

This summer the adult program theme here at Lower Macungie Library is Build A Better World.  Throughout the summer, this blog will follow this theme with a series of posts relating to this in various ways. 

Today we’ll look at how a unique way of recycling helped build a better world in Colombia.  20 years ago Jose Alberto Gutiereez began collecting books that people had thrown away.  Gutiereez works as a waste collector where he has collected over 20,000 books which he has turned into a community library called “The Strength of Words.” Working in Bogota, Columbia, in a poor neighborhood, the now named “Lord of the Books” has created a library for free for those who have never had access to a library before. 

What a great way to build a better world!

 

From the Garbage to the Bookshelf

A garbage collector in Colombia has his own library for children. All the books come from the trash.

Posted by AJ+ on Monday, February 27, 2017

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