Help Build a Library in Belize

Last fall my cousin Ben taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe Primary School in Belmopan, Belize. (Here he is with his class, all decked out for Cultural Day.)

While there, Ben realized that the school, which educates 700 children, pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade, doesn’t have a library. So, he formed the OLOG Library Group, dedicated to building and supplying a small library at the school.

There are many fundraisers planned for this project this summer and one of the first is this weekend—a Scholastic Book Fair at the Preble County YMCA in Eaton, Ohio. Open to the public, 100 precent of the proceeds will be used to build and supply the library. The book fair is open on May 13 from noon to 7 p.m. and on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (I’ll be there early Saturday morning to help out—and buy books!)

Hope some of you can make it!

“What is more important in a library than anything else—than everything else—is the fact that it exists.” —Archibald MacLeish