In honor of libraries everywhere, we wanted to share a sweet and amazing story about the donkey libraries, Biblioburros, in Columbia. “By adapting the packsaddles of his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, from carrying water to carrying books, Luis created a makeshift mobile library and set off to take his books to children who otherwise wouldn’t have access to reading materials. With that the ‘Biblioburro’ was born.” (BBC)
View the wonderful short video and article from the BBC Culture site.
Our library has a copy of the children’s book, Waiting for the Biblioburro, inspired by this story.