*written on July 16, 2008*
Left in my funding for the library was 650 dollars, of which DonaIvania, Gloria and I put to good use. With 650 dollars left to use, DonaIvania, Gloria, and I ventured into the great city of Managua to purchase more books for La Biblioteca. We spent five hours in three stores debating over what books to buy. The library needed a few sets of special text books for the children to use after school, several types of science books, music books, poetry, more “learning to read” books for the smaller Quinchos, and libros in various other subjects. It is amazing how far 650 dollars can go in a third world country. We filled two backpacks and six bags full of books to lug back on the “MicroBus” to San Marcos.
Thank you so much to those who contributed to this project. Itssuccess is evident by the smiles on the children’s faces when they walk into their newly renovated and liberated library. DonaIvania, the librarian would also like to make a special thanks to those who donated. Your contributions have brought tears to her eyes on several occasions.