La Biblioteca Receives Award
By Sandra Ríos
On April 24, La Biblioteca received an award from the Feria Nacional del Libro de León (FeNal) in a special ceremony in León. La Biblioteca was awarded this honor due to its programs related to the welfare of the children and youth of San Miguel. The State Institute of Culture endorsed the nomination of La Biblioteca, and FeNal selected it over other state institutions. Juan Manuel Fajardo, director of Scholarships and Education of La Biblioteca, said: “I think it will bring benefits. Having obtained this award is such a good thing. I was talking with the coordinator of the National Network of Libraries about a project we have related to online books or e-books. This award motivates us to keep working and see that we are well on the way to carrying our goal.” FeNal stated that La Biblioteca is a real cultural niche. “Its 50 years of experience, its range of workshops, and a collection of over 60, 000 volumes of books in several languages supports its commitment to Guanajuatenses. Rita DeBrito, President of the Board, Sandra Suaste, General Manager, and Juan Manuel Fajardo, Director of Scholarships and Education of La Biblioteca were present to receive the award.