Luis Soriano wanted to make a difference. So a few years ago, he created a travelling library called a “ Biblioburro”. He believes he can improve his town of La Gloria, Colombia by bringing literature to its inhabitants.
He started out with 70 books and now he has a collection of more than 4,800. The Biblioburro has been growing since a Colombian radio programme mentioned his project.
Soriano, as a young teacher saw how enthusiastic his children were about reading. Children wait for him in groups. When he arrives, he reads the books he brings and then children can borrow them. The Biblioburro has gained national attention and his project was praised by the nation’s literacy specialists. (adapted by Hot English nº 87)
Explain the difference
“borrow” versus “lend”
“library” versus “ bookshop”
Answer the questions
1. Do you enjoy reading?
2. What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
3. How often do you read?
4. Where do you get your books?
5. Do you buy or do you borrow them?
6. What books did you like to read as a child?
7. What books are you reading now?