Books and Wings Foundation of Guatemala, Inc.

Story hour: Head librarian Clariza Contreras

Inauguration of the library in Tiquisate, April

6, 2001

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

Puzzle time

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

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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.