SJDS Mobile Project

The San Juan del Sur Biblioteca’s Mobile Project began in May, 2003. Three times a week, library staff and volunteers load bins of books onto a pickup truck and venture into the countryside surrounding San Juan del Sur. At each site, library patrons are able to browse and exchange books, and other educational and recreational activities are frequently provided for children.

By June 2008, the mobile project  is bringing more than 5,000 books to 32 remote farming communities, and it had issued more than 3800 library cards to children, their teachers, parents and other residents.

As a regularly-scheduled community service, the Mobile project serves as a vital link between the remote villages and San Juan del Sur.  It is actively taking steps to give rural residents equal access to the public services routinely offered to city dwellers. In addition to  library and information services, these include medical and dental clinics and optometric services. The library also coordinates with public health practitioners and school supervisors to provide transportation to and from the communities it serves.

In the years since its inception, the Biblioteca Móvil has become a vital resource for many of its patrons . In many of the more rural areas the visits from the movil provide the only community centered services available.

Communities served:

Escamequita Cárdenas Esc. San Francisco de Asís
Tortuga El Capulín Esc. Maria teresa de Calcuta
Las Pampas El Genízaro Ojo chal
Barbudos Zaragoza Papaturro
La Rejega El Carrizal Pochote
Collado Las Parcelas Azul y Blanco (Remanzo)
El Coco Bo. Maria Auxiliadora Bernardino
La Talanquera Las Delicias San Antonio del Bastón
Las Marías El Valle El Bastón

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