Our Methodology

Our Methodology

To fulfill its mission, Libros Para Pueblos establishes long-term relationships with libraries located in economically and socially disadvantaged regions of Oaxaca, Mexico. Libraries become members of a support network, in which knowledge and experiences are shared around the theme of reading promotion. Through collaboration, library partners acquire skills and tools that allow them to achieve more effective early intervention in the reading community. They participate in workshops where they receive training in strategies to substantially increase their impact. Each library in the network receives an annual supply of new books, carefully selected according to a matrix of values, which promote the development of independent and critical young readers. To fund its programs, LPP turns to individuals and couples, groups, and organizations who are called “sponsors” and “donors.” Sponsors contribute an annual fixed amount that is dedicated primarily to the purchase of books for their sponsored library, while a smaller percentage is used for training and operation of the programs. Donors, on the other hand, dedicate their entire contribution to the development and implementation of various reading promotion strategies, which we call “projects.”