To promote reading in children and their communities, we invest in the training of librarians through different educational opportunities:
Annual Conference: Each February, all librarians, Executive Committee and Board members, and staff gather in Oaxaca for a day of workshops, training, and inspiration. Libros para Pueblos finances the event, and each library gets its annual donation of new books.
Support and follow‐up visits: Throughout the year, Regional Coordinators and other volunteers visit all the locations to offer advice and guidance on a one‐on‐one basis to the librarians. The role of these volunteers is to support the librarians, help them to solve or address any challenges, and to put together information that can help us evaluate the impact of Libros para Pueblos in communities.
Regional Training Workshops: Once a year each librarian attends a day of workshops in his or her area. This program includes practical workshops for librarians just starting as well as more advanced workshops for experienced librarians. Among the topics that are addressed are: strategies for promoting reading, puppet workshops, effective storytelling and reading aloud methods and Corporal expression.