I just want to point out a few things about this context here that might help those of you who don't live here in Mozambique understand what "access to literature" might be like.
|Sign at the entrance|
Necessary requisites for entering the library:
Personal ID: ID, passport, student card or
Entrance denied to persons wearing:
tops, messy hair
NOTE: All library patrons should be clean.
|Silence - in the reading room|
|Stack of books, but NOT the reading room.|
These are closed behind another set of doors.
You get to look at a list of titles, and staff will get a book for you from this room.
Little Zebra Books and our reading groups don't replace libraries.
We create another place right in communities full of kids who might not be able to get to the library!
Barefoot or flip-flop-wearing...
Strapless shirts or even shorts...
We have also donated some of our books to the library!
So if some clean, neatly dressed children show up, they can read our books, too!