Strong Programmatic Results
At The Library Project we believe that measuring our impact is incredibly important. It provides data so that we can continually improve our programs. We also believe it is important to communicate, both the successes and challenges, that we face to those that support us. To date, we have impacted over a half million children through providing access to libraries in their rural primary schools. The beautiful thing about a school library is it lives, it stays just a relevant on day one as it will ten years into the future. Because of this new children annually gain access to these beautiful libraries and the total impact a library has on a community grows annually.
Training is critical to the long-term success of a library donation. Teachers at rural primary schools and administrators at orphanages all receive training on how to manage their new library. This training course is the first day of a three-year relationship between The Library Project team that ensures each and every library we donate operates at the highest level. Training is a critical part of every library donation.
It is not enough to just provide libraries, it is critical to work directly with the children. We take the necessary time to introduce the children to their new library, talk to them about the importance of reading, and how each book is a window to another world. At the end of each literacy program the children understand that this new library will be open to them and they will be able to check books out for overnight reading. Children are always very excited.