Pequenas Bibliotecas Livres World Literacy Prize 2020

Portugal has eight more small libraries on the Little Free Library list, according to the data available on the international organization’s website.

The first Small Portuguese Free Library, registered in the international network, is located exactly in the Azores, has the number 10130, and is located in Pico Redondo, in São Bento, Angra do Heroísmo, according to the organization’s map.

Management is carried out by Portuguese students and teachers of the second cycle of the Educational Complex of Alvito, within the scope of the activity of the Educational Teams that catalog the received books, and dynamize a website, with the support of the Parish Council of A-dos -Negros and the Municipality of Óbidos. It has partnerships with institutions, bookstores and publishers.

Portugal welcomes many other informal projects from small free bookstores, although they are not shown in the official list published by the international organization Little Free Library.

The “Pequenas Bibliotecas Livres” are a non-profit project, composed of thousands of volunteers spread all over the world, with the aim of stimulating the taste for reading and knowledge, through a worldwide network of small libraries, in gardens, squares , neighborhoods and villages.

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