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Reading Pavilion

┬áLocated in the heart of Mumbai, in the gardens of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, the BookWorm Pavilion was designed as an outdoor reading space and library for both children and adults. The peaceful library is an impressive … Continue reading

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Imagination Library

You probably know Dolly Parton as a country singer and actress, but you may not be aware that she is a philanthropist and huge supporter of childhood literacy programs. In 1995, she launched Imagination Library, a literacy program that mails … Continue reading

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Book Boat

Last year, Indonesian journalist and filmmaker Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddina decided to to quit the rat race and make a major life change. Inspired by his love of books and a heartfelt commitment to literacy, he built his own traveling catamaran … Continue reading

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Chill Library

Built to improve literacy rates in Bima, Indonesia, this wonderful little library was constructed using recycled plastic boxes from a local ice cream manufacturer. Sponsored by the NGO Pocket for the Poor, the eco-friendly building makes use of natural cross … Continue reading

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The pen is mightier than the keyboard

As someone with horrible penmanship, I sometimes struggle to even interpret my own notes, but I can’t quibble with the notion that handwriting can allow one to think┬ámore thoroughly about information. This neat infographic from Pens.com explains why we should … Continue reading

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Kids Love Books

Ethiopia Reads builds schools, libraries, trains teachers and supports mentoring programs throughout Ethiopia, but one of their coolest projects is the Donkey Mobile Libraries. Since 2005, Ethiopia Reads’ five donkeymobiles have brought books to more than 120,000 children in rural … Continue reading

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