Colombian Section of IBBY


Fundación para el Fomento de la Lectura

Diagonal 40A bis No. 16-46

Apartado 048902

Bogotá D.C.

Tel. [int. +57] 1 320 15 11

Fax [int. +57] 1 287 70 71


Facebook: @Fundalectura

Instagram: fundalecturaco

Twitter: @Fundalecturaco

YouTube: Fundalectura



Ms Diana Carolina Rey Quintero


(address of the section)


Liaison Officer

Ms Katerine Amortegui Torres


(address of the section)


Fundalectura is a private non-profit organization founded in 1990 by Asociación Colombiana de Industrias Graficas, Andigraf, the Camara Colombiana del Libro, the Productora de Papeles, Propal, and Smurtif Carton de Colombia, all of which are private companies associated with the book industry.

Key activities:

1. Education

  • National Reading Congress (biennial, since 1993)
  • Symposium of ProReading National Network (annual)
  • Workshops

2. Libraries

  • Assistance and integrated services to public/school libraries
  • Paraderos Paralibros Paraparques (Bus Stops for Books in Parks: small public libraries)

3. Information services

  • Documentation Centre
  • Evaluation Committees

4. Publications

  • Specialized books
  • Magazines: Nuevas hojas de lectura>
  • Annual list of recommended books

5. Bookstore

6. Special Programmes

  • The Latin American Literature for Children and Young People Award, Norma-Fundalectura
  • Red Prolectura (ProReading National Network)
  • Leer en Familia (Reading in Family)
  • National Plan on Reading and Libraries

Fundacion para el Fomento de la Lectura

IBBY Colombia has published a list of highly recommended books to read and share in 2018. There are more than 70 recommended books for children and youths. You can download the complete list here