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Mini Park Libraries

Fundalectura Creates PPP Program to Give Columbians Access to Books

— June 30, 2012 — Business
Columbia now has over 100 mini park libraries, thanks to the nonprofit organization Fundalectura and Columbia's parks group. The public literary kiosks, which were created about 10 years ago, are part of the nation's goal to enhance and promote literacy, as well as ensure more people have access to books.

The mini park libraries are part of the PPP program (or 'Paradero Para Libros Para Parques' program), with each holding about 350 books. While there are 100 across the country, Bogota has the largest concentration of kiosks, with each kiosk operating about 12 hours each week, typically on the weekends by volunteers. The mini libraries, in addition to allowing people to borrow books for free (as long as they have a membership), also provide literary activities and homework help to children.
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