Friday, February 17, 2012

Inspirational - Donkey Library


There’s no need to explain this one. Please just watch, enjoy and be inspired as books are taken by ‘donkey travelling library’ to children in Colombia.




I also recommend that you check out this link to other travelling libraries - eg by camel in Kenya - and different ways of delivering books:

http://librarymine.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/libraries-in-transit-locations/

 

2 comments:

June said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. What a wonderful project, and made possible in such a humble way, yet working effectively to bring books to children. (Though I did feel sorry for the donkey carrying the books AND the librarian!)

This adds to the shame of our councils who are trying to close so many of our public libraries across the UK despite the public fighting to save them.
It also gives hope that the printed paper book will continue to live on despite all the digital advancements. Paper needs no power to operate, and can be used by young and old alike. Wonderful.

Peter Taylor - Author and Illustrator said...

Many thanks for visiting, June, and I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

You're right, there are so many children in the developing world that will never have an ebook reader - long live print books as well as apps ...and libraries.

All best wishes from sunny Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.