Judith’s Reading Room continued their collaboration with The World is Just a Book Away by opening an additional five (5) libraries in East Java, Indonesia each containing 100 children’s books in English. The two organizations have now opened 17 libraries together in that country
In collaboration with The World Is Just A Book Away, today the Queen Noor Al-Hussein Library serving 315 students and the Jane Goodall Library serving 254 students were opened. In 2012, Judith’s Reading Room opened 12 English-language children’s libraries with a donation of 1,200 books that will serve a total of 3,488 students who now have access to children’s books in English. The value of today’s donation is $1,600 bringing to a grand total the 2012 donation of 12 libraries at $9,600.
A permanent Judith’s Reading Room library, containing 125 children’s books was established inside the Riz Khan Library at the Kebonagung I School, serving 300 students in East Java, Indonesia. The first of two mobile libraries was also dedicated. The mobile library was inaugurated with 230 books and will serve 28 schools reaching nearly 3,500 students. The value of today’s donation is $2,297.
Dedicated the first-ever English language children’s library at the Candipari II School, Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia, serving 211 children. Located within the Miep Gies library containing local language books, Judith’s Reading Room, containing 125 children’s books in English worth $1,033, was dedicated today on what would have been Miep Gies’ 103rd birthday.