Proyecto Biblioteca Comunitaria Oxford

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Proyecto Biblioteca Comunitaria Oxford

  1. 1. Community Library<br />Project<br />
  2. 2. Reading in México<br /><ul><li>Dailyreadingisbeingreplacedbytelevision and video games
  3. 3. On average, Mexicans read half a book  each year
  4. 4. 15% of the population are potential readers
  5. 5. Only 2% read by habit
  6. 6. TheMexicanpopulationrankssecondtolastin readingskillsoutof the 30 nations comprising of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (Source: Secretaria de Educación Publica)</li></li></ul><li>Reading in Reynosa<br /><ul><li>Reynosa, Mexicocurrently has around 1 millionpeople.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>In its 3 publiclibrariesthere are around 30,000 books and onlyabout 8 workingcomputerswhichweredonated in 2002 bythe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationavailablewith free internet access.
  7. 7. Thisamountsto 0.03 booksavailable per personand 0.000008 computersavailable per person.
  8. 8. To compare, San Jose, California currently has a population of 945,000 people.
  9. 9. It has 21 publiclibrarieswithitslargesthavingover 1.6 million.
  10. 10. Items and free internet access and computers in all of them.</li></li></ul><li>Advantages of Reading<br /><ul><li> Reading introduces childrentolearning and education.
  11. 11. Family reading creates a special bond between parents and children and encourages youngsters to be interested in reading. Reading to them everyday creates a healthy habit.
  12. 12. Happyendings in storiesteachchildrenproblemsolving and conflictresolution.
  13. 13. Reading inspires confidence and createsself-learners.</li></li></ul><li>Reading and Technology<br /><ul><li>Through technology, our community can have access to new information and even more books.
  14. 14. Free access to computers and the internet breaks barriers and creates bridges to learning communities.
  15. 15. Students are able to interact with technology and be equipped with the tools to meet the demands of an increasingly globalized world.</li></li></ul><li>Oxford Community Library<br />Mission:<br />To be a catalyst for change by providing free library and computer services to children and young people from low-socio economic backgrounds.<br />Objectives:<br /><ul><li>Encourage and promotethehabit of reading.
  16. 16. Equipchildrenwiththenecessaryskillstomeetthechallenges of an</li></ul>increasinglyglobalizedworld.<br /><ul><li>Provide new growth opportunities to those who are less privileged.
  17. 17. Supportthecommunitybyprovidingopportunitiesfor social development.
  18. 18. Implementourprogram in more places. </li></li></ul><li> Oxford Community Library<br />Buildingprojectfor a librarythatwillprovide:<br /><ul><li>BooksforKids, teenagers, and adults.
  19. 19. Computer and Internet Labs.
  20. 20. Workareas, art room, puppettheater.</li></ul>Promotinghabits and values<br /><ul><li>Encouragereading as well as strengthening moral values of ourstudents and </li></ul>thosewhoparticipate in theprogram.<br /><ul><li>Ourstudents share their time helpingothers, starting a generation of </li></ul>responsiblealtruisticadults and peacemakers.<br />
  21. 21. Oxford Community Library <br />Oxford Project<br />
  22. 22. Transportation<br /><ul><li>School Bus will pick up communitymembersfromvarious</li></ul>points in thecity.<br /><ul><li>Creating a safe and cost free way of gettingto and fromthelibrary.</li></li></ul><li>Personnel and Volunteers<br /><ul><li> As part of ourwork-studyprogram, students and volunteer parents donate a day of the month reading stories, organizing games, helping sort out books, participating</li></ul>in puppet shows and community projects.<br /><ul><li>Librarian and twoassistantswithvolunteeringstudents.
  23. 23. CommunityVolunteers. </li></li></ul><li>Why Oxford?<br /><ul><li>Highlyqualifiedteachingstaff and continuouslytrainedboth in Mexico</li></ul> and USA.<br /><ul><li>The Oxford Library Programwascreated in 2003 withclassroomlibraries</li></ul>whichthenbecame a stand alonelibraryforstudents and thecommunityto<br />access.<br /><ul><li>Currentlywehave more than 2,000 selections and 250 books per week are </li></ul>checkedout.<br />Wonderful things are happening at…<br />
  24. 24. Why Oxford?<br /><ul><li>Oxford is known in our community for their kind spirit, bearing an annual program to support community service to :</li></ul> ¤ Casas Hogar ¤ Abrigatón<br /> ¤ Juguetón ¤ Hambretón<br /><ul><li>Wealsoprovide a number of scholarshipssuch as sport, academic, and cultural , grantingaround 5 millon of pesos thispastschoolyear 2010 - 2011. </li></li></ul><li> Oxford Reading Achievements<br /><ul><li> Oxford recievedtheSekula Memorial Library recognition in </li></ul>EdinburgTx.Forits International Reading Program. <br /><ul><li> FESTIBA (Festival OF International Books & Arts )
  25. 25. South Texas LiteracyCoalition.
  26. 26. SEP Recognition.</li></li></ul><li>Bydedicatingourselvestoimprovingeducationalachievementthroughreading and accesstotechnology, we can safeguard and nourishthepeace and prosperity ofourcommunity and nation….<br />M. F. Ayala <br />Educator<br />

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