San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico - Entreamigos, a non-profit organization that has been working to provide San Pancho children and their families with better educational opportunities for twelve years, recently announced that the fifth edition of Literary Week will be held from Monday, May 28 through Friday, June 1, 2018.
About Literary Week
The literary workshops are only limited by the imagination of the volunteer teachers, and creative minds and hands are always needed, so if you would like to lead a workshop, you can submit your ideas in person at the Entreamigos Community Center, located at Avenida Tercer Mundo #13 in San Pancho, or by emailing your proposal to biblioteca(at)entreamigos.org.mx.
"In an increasingly digital and technological world, we feel the responsibility and desire to summon families and children to discover the treasures hidden in books, to invite them to re-discover the magic that lies behind telling a story, the creativity of the fantastic contexts and characters, and in learning the story's messages," Entreamigos founder, Nicole Swedlow, explained. "Literary Week is designed so that people of all ages can participate creatively, either by giving workshops or by attending various activities that awaken the imagination."
Nicole went on to describe how the Entreamigos Community Center is always working to keep the magic of literature alive for generations to come.
"We have an extensive library of children and youth material that functions as a center for various activities such as story telling, tutoring, reading circle, art, etc. We are also the headquarters of the Reading Rooms program in Nayarit."
About the Entreamigos Library
The library at Entreamigos is full of children’s books of every imaginable description. From a humble beginning of a few dozen books to more than 8,000 today, the children of San Francisco enjoy a library unparalleled in the State of Nayarit and unique for a pueblo its size in Mexico.
The majority of the books are in Spanish of course, but there are dozens that are Spanish/English bilingual editions from all over the world. History, art, grammar, and stories for teens are just a few of the offerings. Books are available for loan with your free Entreamigos library card.
The library also provides additional support and services such as computer and internet access, after school homework help, reading circles, computer classes, art and other classes as well as school and group tours. All services at the library are provided free of charge, but donations are always appreciated. Click HERE to consult the schedule of current classes.
The library is open Monday–Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, for book checkout and self serve internet use. New library cards, tutoring, reference help, internet help, workshops, reading circles and all other librarian assistance is available Monday–Thursday from 1 pm to 5 pm. Library hours are dependent on volunteer support. If you would like to help keep the library open, please consider volunteering.
Entreamigos primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho in Nayarit, Mexico. To achieve these goals Entreamigos runs an art collective non-profit store, a library, a computer center and a collection of educational and community based workshops and initiatives. Entreamigos is entirely funded by donations and almost completely run by volunteers. To learn more about our programs and activities please visit entreamigos.org.mx.