First D.R.Y. Library Opens in the Philippines

Jun 19, 2015 | News | 0 comments

A children’s library opened Friday in the central Philippines. But it symbolizes so much more than that.

In November 2013, a super typhoon flattened areas of the country, killing more than 6,000 people and displacing thousands more. When author Mitch Albom visited the island nation three months later, touring schools where he saw tents and plywood serving as makeshift walls, he pledged to build 10 libraries in one of the hardest hit regions ravaged by the storm and stock them with books.

A drive was launched that day: “Donated Reading for Youth of the Philippines’’ – also known as DRY Libraries. …read more »

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