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Stories about Libraries

28 April 2014

Read, Write, Create, and Communicate With the Ideas Box

A new project by Libraries without Borders and the UNHCR called Ideas Box seeks to engage refugees by providing the necessary tools, content, and resources to read, write, create, and...

4 February 2014

The Facebook Story of the Librarian

Rising Voices applauds the recognition received by Israel Quic and the Rija'tzuul Na'ooj Community Library in San Juan La Laguna in Guatemala by being featured as one of the Ten...

17 July 2013

One Year Later: Stories from Xela Civic Libraries

Following the project summary of the Rising Voices grantee project Xela Civic Libraries, we take a look at some of the content created in each of the three community libraries...

15 July 2013

One Year Later: Xela Civic Libraries

We look back at the past year in the work of Xela Civic Libraries, a 2012 Rising Voices grantee. The project took place in three community libraries in rural municipalities...

7 June 2013

Finding a Spark: Libraries in the 21st Century

The Spark Telecentre Conference brought together people from around the world working for digital inclusion, whether it was in a library, through a cell phone, or via technological development. For...

7 May 2013

Dominican Republic's Community Technology Centers Fight Digital Poverty

In the Dominican Republic, there are 93 community technology centers and counting, part of a nationwide effort to bring computer and Internet access to some of the most remote corners...

30 October 2012

Library as a Starting Point to Revitalize Tz'utujil Language

The Library Rija'tzuul Na'ooj in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala has been promoting activities that encourage the use of the Tz'utujil language by the local community. The library's director Israel...