Biblioteca Th’uruchapitas and Appalachian State University: Mutual Benefits of Sharing Culture, Resources, and Hospitality Between Two Sister Libraries

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Elizabeth Cramer, Associate Professor & Lead Cataloging Librarian (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Biblioteca Th'uruchapitas is not limited to a defined space that contains books for children, but is a network of volunteers that engages with local schools, neighboring public libraries, non-profit organizations, and the general public.1 Biblioteca Th'uruchapitas' many projects include "La Ronda," loaning books to public-school teachers who, in turn, loan them to students; and "Para No Estar Solos," offering speech, reading, writing, and art sessions in conjunction with Centro de Apoyo Integral Carcelario y Comunitario (CAICC), a non-profit program for the children of inmates at the women's prison near Cochabamba. [...]of the Sister Libraries Program, Biblioteca Th'uruchapitas has received funding and materials from additional agencies that recognize the value of their work.

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Cramer, E.E., Vallejo Canedo, G., and Veltze, L. (2015). Bibliotéca Th’uruchapitas and Appalachian State University: Mutual benefits of sharing culture, resources, and hospitality between two Sister Libraries. Bookbird, 53(1), 76-83.
Language: English
Date: 2015
Performing arts, Learning, Books, Secondary school students, Education, Language, Academic libraries, Schools, Children & youth, Library science, Prisoners, Reading, Childrens literature, Service learning, Conferences,

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