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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

Adult Summer Reading Program – Signups Are Almost Here!

Join Lower Macungie Library this summer as we Escape the Ordinary with the Adult Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme is Escape the Ordinary which challenges the public to explore heroes, superheroes, as well as extraordinary people, places, and activities.  To help us “Escape the Ordinary,” we will be presenting the Great Decisions Program, which… Continue Reading

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