The library, in its temporary space, has been opened. We also ran a 2-week summer literacy camp in July. This being said, there is a lot to do. The Santa Cruz library committee received a grant from the Guias/Scouts movement of Costa Rica to build a two-story library. The construction will begin in January, with the help of Beyond el Campo volunteers and local help.
We are currently in the stages of gathering books, Spanish language books of all levels, for the library, as well as school materials, craft materials, and an other educational materials to go in the library. Local partners in Costa Rica are coordinating a training session, so that women from the village will be learning from trained librarians about how to run a library.
By the end of 2011, we hope to see the new building finalized, the collection over 1,500 books, and school materials available to all students currently attending school in Santa Cruz.