Libraries Program

In 2019, a large number of people of various ages participated in our cultural and social activities, carrying out 35,676 book loans at home, in conjunction with our network of community libraries, central library and mobile library.

For the love of books and letters. 

year 2020

With the beginning of this year, intervention plans were formulated for the three existing lines of action, however a global event marked the working life of the members of the Library Program, the arrival of the Covid 19 pandemic, meant an indefinite pause for intervention activities, because at this time our public library was forced to partially close, however the CASA AC library program has achieved a lot as we adapt to the new working conditions, because we met in the need to turn our community interventions, to design, produce and execute digital content and new ways of providing services such as:

¡We created a Network of Street Libraries!

It was born from the need of the vulnerable population, due to the digital, cultural and educational gap, due to the fact that cultural spaces remained closed, in addition to the distance in San Miguel and its surroundings, the objective is to enable libraries in private homes, convenience stores , food stalls, etc

We currently have 30 reading points called street libraries in 14 venerable communities and 3 neighborhoods in collaboration with 118 people who make up the reading committees of the communities, the majority of whom are young mothers between 21 and 36 years of age, who are trained by home staff to provide service in the libraries, thus achieving, from the moment of its opening on August 3 to date, a total of 2,485 home loan of books to children and young people with the intention of continuing to promote the habit of reading and to be a point of access to information, and more so today that we are aware that the educational model has not been able to resume its activities.

online presence

Newscast

The Noticuentos news program is a YouTube program made by the staff of the library program in collaboration with children between 6 and 12 years old. From the opening day, March 31, 2020, to today the newscast has represented a significant process, in seven months that it has to be carried out, we have 413 subscribers, and 53 videos published, and a total of 78 library reporters in 18 cities in Mexico and 5 different countries which have made different types of reports in total 189 that is to say 378 hours of reproduction, generated a total of 10,830 visits, in which they demonstrate what their activities are that they carry out from home and how it is that they They do this to carry out the pandemic process with the support of 16 volunteers who follow up through phone calls to Library reporters once a week.

Program Presence of Libraries

In the following map you will be able to visualize the impact and scope of the services of the CASA AC Library Program, identify if you have a point near you and participate. 

Interview participant 

Library Reporter

Community Library

Comprehensive Work

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Free Condoms

Community Health Promoters

They provide information and guidance about sexual health and reproductive justice in adolescents inside and outside of San Miguel de Allende.

In conjunction with this program, the library distributes free condoms and information to young people and adults in both the mobile library and the central library.

Rancher Gang Member

It is dedicated to reducing the rates of violence in young people in gangs through the tool of Hip-Hop. It works together with the gang rancher team, carrying out Rap battles in the Rosario Castellanos central library with the aim of bringing young people closer to institutions such as libraries and promoting reading. These battles consist of giving each participant a book and they can carry out a written battle, that is, write 16 lines of four times and have a duel with their opponent on the theme of the book.

Child Development Center

The teachers, together with the children of the CDI, carry out different activities together with the Library team, such as loaning books, visiting the baby library, video library, computer library, audio library, story time and workshops.


Noti Tales Newscast

Welcome to the best Newscast of all: the Noticuentos, the newscast that tells you so they don't tell you 🗞️📚

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Statistics

According to the test Reading Module (MOLEC)  of INEGI in 2018, the number of readers in Mexico has decreased from 50 to only 45 out of every 100 Mexicans who have read at least one book in the course of the year.

According to INEGI data in 2018, 90% of the population has not attended a library.

Of the places where a book can be accessed, the library is the least crowded place with only 9.8% of the reading population.

According to the test Reading Module (MOLEC)  of INEGI in 2018, the number of readers in Mexico has decreased from 50 to only 45 out of every 100 Mexicans who have read at least one book in the course of the year.

According to INEGI data in 2018, 90% of the population has not attended a library.

Of the places where a book can be accessed, the library is the least crowded place with only 9.8% of the reading population.


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Library Program Contact

Business hours:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Santa Julia #15, Col. Santa Julia, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

Mail:
library@casa.org.mx

Telephone:
(415) 15 460 60/ 90, Ext. 110.

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