Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

Biblioburro is the story of a librarian and a library like no other. A decade ago, Colombian teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of a poor and violence-ridden province. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia.

For us teachers, it’s an educational triumph, and for the parents [it's] a great satisfaction when a child learns how to read. That’s how a community changes and the child becomes a good citizen and a useful person. Literature is how we connect them with the world.” — Luis Soriano

POV: Biblioburro, The Donkey Library

  • Sunday, July 31, 10:30 pm, WOSU TV
  • Friday, August 05, 1:00 am, WOSU TV

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