Friends of African Village        Libraries
FAVL’s own story began with one small library, in one small town in Burkina Faso.
FAVL LibrariesEver since that first seed was planted, we’ve been helping it grow by partnering   with other communities in...
FAVL aims to help develop a culture of reading. That starts to happen when people begin to   read for pleasure as well as ...
FAVL librarians are from the communities they serve. They get training andsupport, and are encouraged to look for ways to ...
FAVL libraries need to keep adding books to lure in the new readers,  motivate the reluctant readers,  and satisfy the eag...
At the very popular FAVL summer reading camps, children have many creative opportunities to sharpen their skills in readin...
If libraries give children good memories to take away, they’ll be returning with their own children one day.
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FAVL Intro for Chen Proposal

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Friends of African Village Libraries: Very short (8 slides) overview of why we're doing what we do.

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FAVL Intro for Chen Proposal

  1. 1. Friends of African Village Libraries
  2. 2. FAVL’s own story began with one small library, in one small town in Burkina Faso.
  3. 3. FAVL LibrariesEver since that first seed was planted, we’ve been helping it grow by partnering with other communities in Africa, and with supporters around the world.
  4. 4. FAVL aims to help develop a culture of reading. That starts to happen when people begin to read for pleasure as well as for purpose.
  5. 5. FAVL librarians are from the communities they serve. They get training andsupport, and are encouraged to look for ways to make their libraries better.
  6. 6. FAVL libraries need to keep adding books to lure in the new readers, motivate the reluctant readers, and satisfy the eager readers.
  7. 7. At the very popular FAVL summer reading camps, children have many creative opportunities to sharpen their skills in reading, writing, and public speaking.
  8. 8. If libraries give children good memories to take away, they’ll be returning with their own children one day.

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