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The Power of Getting Books to Local Youth!

By Robin Loving

They say that when you open a book, you open a new world. The benefits of reading are obvious to so many of us, but perhaps not to local youth who live in marginalized communities. They have so few books if any … Reviewing the benefits of reading:


1. Mental stimulation

2. Stress reduction

3. Vocabulary expansion

4. Improved memory

5. Heightened analytical thinking

6. Better focus/concentration

7. Free entertainment

8. Stronger bonds

9. Mental exercise

10. Spiritual activity

11. Language acquisition

12. Improving memory

13. Time to reflect

14. Analytical thinking

15. Literacy

16. Increases standard of living


Imagine, you are reading this article because at some point someone somewhere gave you access to books. Come to Rotary Tuesday, November 21, at 12:30pm at Hotel Mision, Salida a Querétaro 1, when former president Ivar Schacke promotes Rotary’s program to develop a mobile library to visit some of the 500-plus communities in the San Miguel area to offer the benefits of reading to local youth. The presentation will be free and in English.

In Schacke’s words, “The main objectives are to promote reading skills and foster a culture of reading among 4 to 11-year-olds as background for later employment. These youngsters live in remote, vulnerable communities throughout the municipality of San Miguel de Allende and its surrounding rural communities that have little to no access to reading materials and other engaging activities related to education and culture. The project will be developed in cooperation between CASA and our Rotary Club. The project is expected to reach 1,200 children and is planned to run for 10 years.”

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact and see


Rotary Presentation

“The Power of Getting Books to Local Youth!”

Tue, Nov 21, 12:30pm

Hotel Mision

Salida a Querétaro 1



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