Community Libraries in Nicaragua:

Hubs for Education and Social Justice

Education is universally accepted as one of the most important gifts we can give our children, fundamental to their growth and happiness. Yet in many areas of Nicaragua, a family’s ability to send their children to school is hindered by distance, lack of school supplies, and competing demands on scarce resources. Community libraries provide access to books, art supplies, and special services that help children get the education they need, when and how they need it.

By current estimates, only 5% of Nicaragua’s 1.7 million children have access to a community library.