Books and Wings Foundation of Guatemala, Inc.
Story hour: Head librarian Clariza Contreras
Inauguration of the library in Tiquisate, April
Inauguration of the library in Tiquisate
Inauguration of the library in Tiquisate - this
boy read one book after another
Library as book museum - a boy asleep
Clariza with library usage chart
Recess is for Legos!
Checking out puzzles, 2002
Library patrons in the corredor, before
construction of the library building
Library in the principal's office!
Checking out books
Mother reading to child, 2002
Fall, 2002 - New library building construction
Mary and Antonio inside the new library
building, Tiquisate, February, 2003
Ribbon cutting, Tiquisate, February, 2003
Inside the library, 2003
Inside the library1
A library with more than books ...
2nd story addition, Tiquisate, 2009
View from new 2nd story, 2009
A Guatemalan classroom
Heading upstairs to the new computer lab
Tiquisate, Dept. of Escuintla
Resources & People
Chicacao - Out of the ashes
Books and Wings founded a library in Tiquisate, Dept. of Escuintla, on April 6, 2001. Housed in the principal's office of an
elementary school, for the first eight months, it served more as a book museum than as a library, as there was no librarian and
very few users. In January, 2002, Clariza Contreras came on board as librarian, and, thanks to her hard work, within 3 months
there were 1,000 users a month!
Twelve years later, Clariza still works her magic, and the library averages over 2,000 users a month.