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Librarians: Have a ‘Biblioburro’ Screening for a Chance to Receive the Book!

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In celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19) and National Bookmobile Day (April 16), we’re giving away a copy of the children’s book, Waiting for the Biblioburro, to the first 3 librarians to sign-up to screen Biblioburro: The Donkey Library. Register your screening (it’s free!) in the POV Community Network and share this poignant story of a traveling library resting on the backs of two little donkeys.

About the Book

Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her, is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros — all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own.

Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the BiblioBurro.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book support Luis Soriano’s BiblioBurro program.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.