A library provides a safe, quiet place for children to enjoy reading and focus on their studies. Increased literacy and education give them more opportunities for a better future. Many children in developing countries would otherwise never see reading books, which can open their minds to new worlds of imagination and experience.
Other activities at a library may include storytelling and drama, teaching valuable communication skills and increasing self-confidence. Some provide English classes as well, opening up still further possibilities for learning and employment.
A library can thus empower children, and their entire community, with a wealth of tools for lifting themselves out of poverty. It?s a gift that will help many people for generations to come.