In 2022, a large number of people of diverse ages participated in our cultural and social activities, realizing 16,041 home book borrowings, in conjunction with our Network of Community Libraries, the central library Rosario Castellanos CASA A.C. and the mobile library.
For the love of the book and letters
THE YEAR 2023
At the beginning of this year, plans have been made for actions in three existing areas, permitting us to work toward the consolidation of those projects, improving them day by day to leave behind the havoc of the pandemia. We want to get closer to our communities with quality activities that help us promote reading, education and culture.
Our objective is that the Rosario Castellanos Library and its extensions with the Network of Community Libraries and the Mobil Library become safe spaces where each person can come and find a book or activity to help them grow.
WE ARE WORKING TOWARD CONSOLIDATING OUR NETWORK OF LIBRARIES!
After the pandemia many of our libraries were located in private homes, shops or schools, any place that could offer a space in which a library could satisfy the community’s necessities.
During 2022 the restructuring of the project began and in 2023 we want to work toward a more consolidated network in which libraries return to be part of the community and can become more self-managed.
The promoters of Community Health offer information and orientation to sexual health and reproductive justice to all persons within and outside of San Miguel de Allende.
Along with this Program, the library distributes free condoms and also provides information to youth and adults on its various initiatives.
The Program is dedicated to reducing the levels of violence among youth through art and music, especially Hip-Hop.
The Program works along with a team for the promotion of these activities, identifying spaces for murals and realizing events and activities which promote writing, composition and poetry.
Center for Child Development
The Center promotes integrated education at its child care facility and pre-school where children have access to a quality education with orientation and support to their families.
The teachers undertake various activities with the small children of the Center along with the Library team, such as book lending and the establishment of home-based libraries, as well as visits to the Baby-teca, Videoteca and Computeca with different activities such as story reading.
According to the Reading Module (MOLEC) of INEGI en 20the Census (INEGI) of 2022, the number of readers in Mexico has declined from 50 to 45 of every 100 Mexicans having read at least one book during the year.
According to data from the 2022 Census, 90% of the Mexican population has not visited a library.
Of the places in which one can obtain a book, libraries are the least frequented with only 9.8% of reading population making use of them.
Rosa Elena Monzon
"I want to give special recognition for their work for students attending th Tertulias Dialogos Club, which had a special impact because of the materials brought by the Mobile Library. As is known, our student population is very poor and bringing in innovative elements has developed some basic skills among them such as reading. Perhaps we will not see follow-on changes in the short term but the students will always remember the experience. Thank you for the work and a thousand thank yous to CASA and I hope I can count on your continued support to our students."
Jair Benjamin Garcia
"It has been a pleasure to be part of the team of volunteers since one can learn a lot about libraries, as well as making new friends and having new experiences when going out to the communities and working with the children"
" I am a teacher at the Alvarez Obregon Primary School in Capaderillo. I think it’s an excellent idea to introduce the Mobile Library in these communities, because in addition to introducing innovation and library services, they support the children’s learning process, as well as incentiving and motivating them to read and to engage in new activities which promote their harmonious development in a happy way. Let’s hope that the Mobile Library will continue to come to the communities to lend books and to establish a work program that incentivizes the habits and culture of reading in the communities and among parents of families."
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE LIBRARIES PROGRAM
Santa Julia #15, Col. Santa Julia, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
(415) 15 460 60/ Ext. 110.
9:00 am – 6:00 pm