Yesterday we had the great pleasure of visiting the Santa Tecla Children's Library. We took 11 students with us, from 6th to 11th grade, to drop off 3 boxes of book donations collected during Book Week.
During this time, the students had a long chat with Debra Gittler, the person in charge of the project. Debra explained her reasons for getting involved with the new library, two of which are the need for access to quality children's book throughout the community and the need to provide quality, engaging reading experiences for the local children.
The library is not quite finished yet, as additional funding is still needed, but it promises to be a very special place. The students, the English Department and the LRC are committed to helping in the ways we can to support this superb project in our city.
If you would like to find out more about this and other local projects you can do so through the Contextos website and/or view their YouTube videos.