From the Puedo Leer Family to you, Happy New Year!
As 2017 comes to a close, we are celebrating another successful year of bringing the love of reading to the people of Nicaragua. We have spent the month of December continuing to offer programs that promote reading in our community, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making all of our accomplishments possible.
Thank you so much for your generous support and commitment to Puedo Leer. We wish you and your family members joy and peace as we enter the new year.
Luz Para Leer ProjectIn December, we introduced an illuminating reading incentive program: Luz para Leer (Light for Reading). Library members who read 100 pages between December 1st and 31st will receive a prize of a solar lamp and their choice of book.
This program is supported by a donation of 150 solar lights from Author Ana Galan and Michael D. Harness. We have also received a donation of over 36 books from Nicole Donanian-Blandon and Stuart Fienstein book drive in California, and another generous book donation from William C. Pierce Jr. from Princeton University.
These incredible lights will remain lit for at least eight hours, providing readers with a light at night that they don't have to pay for, which is a huge help to many of our families who cannot afford the high cost of electricity.
A big thanks to Kristin Fuller and Jennifer Esposito for helping to coordinate the lights making their way down to Nicaragua.
Thank you for your kind donations and support!