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A new community library in Central America

On February 24, 2014, more than 300 people from the community witnessed the opening of the new Community Library “World of Knowledge” in the town of Parramos, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. This is the 65th library in the network of Riecken Community Libraries in Central...

Reading Takes You Far!

Riecken Community Libraries and Project MIDEH/USAID are fostering social participation to improve the quality of education in Honduras. Through the “Reading Takes You Far” project, Riecken Community Libraries promotes the strengthening of skills in...

New Business Center for Women

In January the Community Library Rija’tzuul Na’ooj in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala, inaugurated their business center thanks to funding from the BFB Foundation.  This space is now providing the opportunity to local producers, such as weavers and artisans, to access...

Vamos Adelante!

First of all we need to welcome three new board members, James Coyne King from Boston and Richard Strock and Sam Featherstone from the Silicon Valley.  Check out their backgrounds and thoughts about working with Riecken Community Libraries here. In November many of...

News from May 2012

Community Event in Honduras During the weekend of May 19-20th the community of Copan Ruinas in Honduras closed the three year project with the Finnish Embassy of Central America.   Over two hundred community members showed up at the town hall for talks and...