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Friends, please take a few minutes to read the communication we received from Libros para Pueblos, a fabulous organization of Oaxaca who build libraries in remote villages throughout the state. We were pleased to have supported them last year and plan on doing so agin this year, if not through Manos then through our own funds. If you’d like to contribute to the cause you can mail them a check directly (see below) or pay via their website and PayPal. If you want to add your donation to ours, you can drop off or mail a check (made out to OLLF) here on the pier ( c/o Steve’s Authentic, 204 Van Dyke Street, BKLYN, NY 11231).

We thank you for considering this valuable cause.

 

Dear Steve and Victoria:

 Thank you so much for sponsoring the library in San Andres Dinicuiti through Libros Para Pueblos.  Because of your support children who would not have access to any books are developing the habit of reading for information and pleasure.  Your generous multi-year pledge allows this important work to continue.

 Highlights of 2012 include the addition of 18 new libraries and the deepening of our partnership with Hospital de La Luz of Mexico City to offer not only free glasses and vision screening but eye surgeries as well to children and all family members of our Libros Para Pueblos communities. 

 Changing from our once a year workshop to focusing on one-on-one visits to individual libraries has allowed us to address the individual training requirements of each librarian in her community.

 The economic challenges of 2012 have also shaped the growth of our libraries. The increased price of books limited our annual purchase of new infusion books to 75 for existing libraries rather than the 100 books we had been able to order in previous years.  As a result, we added an option to make an $800 annual support in lieu of $600. Libraries supported at this level received close to the ideal 100 books.  

 However, keeping in mind that many of our donors had pledged $600 a year, we continue to offer this option. Now you decide if you can manage the $600 or $800 annual commitment. The number of new books your library receives each year will reflect this decision

 Our book committee is having a wonderful time reviewing new purchases. We especially focus on making more challenging books available to the readers as the individual library matures and we are excited by the range and vibrancy of the new books each library is receiving. 

 We appreciate your understanding as we work to find the right balance between expanding the number of libraries we support and our commitment to infusing our libraries with annual additions to their book collections.

 Since the book committee will be ordering books on April 1, 2013, receiving your 2013 pledge by March 31st will be greatly appreciated.

 Donations may be made by either check or PayPal.

Checks should be made out to Oaxaca Lending Library Foundation

On the memo line, please write: Libros Para Pueblos and the name of your library.

Mail to:            OLLF

c/o James Corrigan

5443 Drover Dr.

San Diego, CA 92115

The PayPal option may be selected on our website:  www.librosparapueblos.org

 Gratefully,

Doug Harmon/Treasurer

 

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