IBBY-Yamada 2020: El Salvador

IBBY El Salvador: Habits of reading and communicating – Leer es Maravillosa

The Library of Dreams / Biblioteca de los Sueños is a safe, peaceful place where the children can read, draw and talk and write freely about the violence, abuse and family breakdown and find shelter and respite from the chaos and danger of their daily life. Since opening in July 2016 with the support of IBBY, over 3600 children have visited. The library offers a weekly programme Reading is Marvellous / Leer es Maravillosa, which it will continue over the semester to reach an average of 80 children per month in a reading room in Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Sonsonate. The aim is to encourage better skills and habits of reading and communicating.