Library Rosario Castellanos
The Library Program was founded in 1990 as an initiative of CASA A.C. workers. It is currently divided into 3 lines of action, Central Library, Community Library Network and the Mobile Library. In 2004, the Rosario Castellanos Public Library was inaugurated in the Santa Julia facilities. In 2007, the Community Library Network was created, which recovers spaces and turns them into libraries, providing access to literature and art in vulnerable communities. In 2018, the Mobile Library project was launched, bringing activities to promote reading to the communities.
We seek to encourage reading habits in children, youth and adults by providing recreational and cultural activities that allow the public to stimulate their imagination and develop new skills
- Book loans at home
- Computer rental
- Copies and Prints
- Workshops in schools and in the library
The program was created in 2007 out of the need that existed around San Miguel and its limited access to books, art and reading.
Today the community library program consists of 15 libraries in different local communities, San Luis de la Paz and Dolores with the objective of increasing the level of education and reading comprehension primarily in communities with difficult access and population in vulnerable conditions.
The mobile library comes to CASA, A.C., thanks to the donation of the Midday Rotary Club, which aims to establish spaces for social and cultural coexistence as well as to promote child and youth development.
The mobile library travels to vulnerable communities that do not have library services and have unlimited access to information. It reaches these places by bringing workshops, film screenings, reading and book lending incentives.
He currently travels to the communities of: Capaderillo, Rancho Banda, La Cuadrilla, Atotonilco and Rancho Viejo benefiting 794 children.
Presence of the Library program
In the following map you will be able to visualize the impact and scope of the services of the CASA A.C. Library Program. Identify if you have a location near you and participate.
Community Health Promoters
Provides information and guidance on adolescent sexual health and reproductive justice in San Miguel de Allende and beyond.
In conjunction with this program, the library provides free condoms and information to youth and adults in both the mobile and central libraries.
It is dedicated to decreasing the rates of youth gang violence through the Hip-Hop tool. It works together with the gang ranchero team, performing Rap battles in the Rosario Castellanos central library with the aim of bringing young people to institutions such as libraries and promoting reading. These battles consist of giving a book to each participant and they can perform a written battle that is to say write 16 lines of four times and they can have a duel with their opponent of the book’s theme.
Child Development Center
The teachers, together with the children from CDI, carry out different activities in conjunction with the library team, such as book lending, visits to the baby rooms, video library, computer library, audio library, story time and workshops.
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What I was told… myths and realities
According to INEGI’s Reading Module test (MOLEC) 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 during 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 with only 9.8% of the reading population.
Rosa Elena Monzón
“I hereby give special recognition to your work with the students that we are attending in the Dialogical Gathering Club; which has had a special impact due to the materials that you have brought from the mobile library because, as you have seen, our student population is of very low economic resources and trying to bring them an innovative element impacts on the acquisition of basic habits such as reading. Thanks to your work and consequently a thousand thanks to the institution that CASA represents, I hope to continue counting on your support for the benefit of the students”.
Jair Benjamín García
“It is a pleasure to be part of the volunteer team, as one can learn many things about the libraries, as well as make new friends and experiences when we go into the communities to work with the children. “
“I am a teacher at Álvaro Obregón primary school in the community of Capaderillo. I think it is an excellent idea to introduce the Mobile Library in these communities, because in addition to introducing innovation and services of a library, they support the teaching process of children, as well as encourage and motivate them to read and learn new activities to promote a more harmonious and happy development. We hope that the Mobile Library can continue coming to the community to lend books and that a work agenda can be generated to encourage the community and parents to promote the habit of reading and culture in the community”.
Library Program Contact
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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@Biblioteca CASA A.C
(415) 15 460 60/ 90, ext. 110.