A partnership between Youthlinc and the Utah Educational Library Media Association (ULEMA) is raising 1,000 books in Spanish for the communities of Bautista Grande, Mexico and Palmeras, Peru. We need your help to donate these books to help improve the education of these impoverished areas.

The need is great. Both communities are located in rural areas where literacy rates are poor and significantly lower than other regions of their respective countries. Bautista Grande is located in Chiapas, Mexico’s most impoverished state. Literacy rates for these communities are significantly lower than the national averages. Providing books will greatly aid in teaching people of all ages to read.

ULEMA is an organization of all school librarians in the state of Utah with a mission to provide professional support, leadership and enrichment for school library media educators, associates and programs. Every March, ULEMA organizes a service project and this year they chose to partner with Youthlinc to provide provide books in Spanish.

We are grateful for this partnership and need as much support as possible. We are asking all friends of Youthlinc to help with this worthwhile project beginning now and continuing until April 1st. We have designed a website that explains the whole program and the various ways you can contribute. Our goal is to obtain 1000 books, so we need help from as many people as possible. Please open your heart help us get one book closer to our goal.

View the website at: http://weneedbooks.net/

Thank you for your support!

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