Providing Libraries in Guatemala

Literacy is the surest way to escape poverty!

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With financial donations, we hire carpenters in Guatemala to create bookshelves for the schools and community centers we support.  The shelves are designed with the needs of the library in mind, with appropriate dimensions for young readers.

We also buy books in Guatemala printed in the indigenous languages spoken there.  Even though Spanish is spoken in school, it is important to provide some books in the language spoken at home so that the language part of their indigenous culture is kept alive!

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Donation Total: $50.00


Donate Books

We make multiple trips to Guatemala every year and in our checked luggage we transport Spanish-language children’s books for the libraries that we establish.  If you have access to a library’s used book collection, a Spanish teacher, or a Hispanic neighborhood, keep an eye out for book sales, rummage sales, teacher auctions, etc.

We collect Spanish books!  You can help us collect!

1. Use USPS Media Mail to affordably ship a box of books to us.  We will take them to Guatemala!  Send them to the following address:

Guatemala Service Projects
c/o Jennifer Demar
251 Thurow Dr
Oconomowoc WI  53066

2. Buy from our Spanish Books Wish List on Amazon!   You can make a purchase and have the Spanish books shipped directly to us!

Cantón Río Camanibal Elementary School Library

Nuevo Reto Community Library, Bárcenas, Villa Nueva

Santiago Atitlan Library
Colegio Alfa y Omega, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Our newest two libraries:

  • Panimache Quinto Alto Elementary School Library
  • Panimache Quinto Bajo Elementary School Library
One wall mural is complete in Panimache Quinto Alto!