Since 2010, there has been Children’s Libraries in La Paz, Baja California Sur, specifically designed and created for children from 1- 12 years to fall in love with reading. Currently there are 5 free Abrapalabra Children’s Libraries located in strategic places throughout the city.

The goal of Abrapalabra is to make books available to children and to share them as a source of inspiration and fun. Helping to change the misconception that they are boring and compulsory, which is often the impression children get from their school work.

At Abrapalabra, kids will always find original, interesting, attractive, and inviting stories for reflection. Their goal is that children improve their reading

comprehension through creative manual activities that make their imagination fly. Every afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00pm, from Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings, they have storytellers and librarians who overflow with creativity and inspiration to offer to their young readers.

In addition to the books, Abrapalabra also offers Robotics and reading comprehension workshops with Lego Education teaching materials.

When in La Paz you are welcome to visit one of their beautiful libraries and watch the magic happen!!

For more information and to support Abrapalabra’s work: you can visit their donation page, go to the ICF website- www.icfdn.org or Contact Eliza Brennan, ICF Program Officer, Education- eliza@icfdn.org