The Children's Library (AKA LaBib)
For the past 10 years we have provided a free children's library for the children of Baños de Agua Santa - lovingly known here as La BIB - which is short for La Biblioteca Interactiva de Baños and in English - "The Interactive Library of Baños." On our shelves we offer over 1200 Spanish language children's books that we have received thru in kind donations or have purchased with other donated money.
We open our doors daily at 3:30 pm. The children enter at will, choose a book from the open stacks and find a comfortable place on a bean bag chair to read alone, with a friend or with a volunteer. We focus on developing the love of reading purely for the pleasure of the story and learning something new.
A Place of Creativity
The library is the home of the After School Arts Center. From 4:30 to 6 PM daily we offer art and creative experiences for children 6 to 12 years old. These activities are inspired by the talents of the volunteers who also staff the program. Activities have included art, music, dance, theater games, yoga, science experiments, games, dress up, and cooking.
The library with its surrounding classrooms, patio and theater also serves as a community center for adults. Based on available talent and interest we have offered and/or continue to offer the following activities: