Things are going well at the the new community library in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.
The town library now has 738 books on its shelves and over 50 town residents have taken out library cards in the first three weeks.
Reader to Reader funds recently purchased a dehumidifier to keep the books dry in the humid climate.
The library has just received its official library stamp that will be going on all of the books, and all of the library cards. It says "Biblioteca Publica de Santa Cruz L.C." and has a picture of an open book which inside reads "Leer te abre la mente" (Reading opens your mind).
The Biblioteca Publica de Santa Cruz is a project of Reader to Reader’s Beyond el Campo which builds community libraries in coffee-farming villages in rural Costa Rica. Beyond el Campo also runs literacy summer camps and adult book clubs in rural Costa Rica.