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Nicaragua Lending Library Project

At the learning center, women are working and children are reading!

posted Nov 11, 2017, 3:28 PM by Elena Crespo

With the completion of the learning center and library, the whole community can come together. 

The Library/Learning Center is beginning...

posted Nov 11, 2017, 3:25 PM by Elena Crespo

In the latter part of 2016, work began on the library and learning center at Cedro Galan. 

Another box of books is on it's way

posted Nov 7, 2016, 7:49 AM by Elena Crespo

Thank you, Rancho Bernardo Girl Scouts, for your donations of children's books in spanish for the lending library. Another box of books is on it's way!  

Lending Library Fundraiser Progress

posted Apr 3, 2016, 1:48 PM by Elena Crespo

So I have completed another fundraiser for the lending library building and am sending Partners a check for $1200 today!

Successful Brownie Overnight Raises funds for School

posted Nov 22, 2015, 7:31 AM by Elena Crespo

I held a workshop for 2-3rd graders as part of a Brownie overnight at St. Michael's November 13-14th.  We gathered books/supplies for a school in Nicaragua and also for the 
Monarch School in San Diego. We raised approximately 1/2 of what we need!

Building a Library Building

posted May 25, 2015, 6:53 PM by Elena Crespo

So the next phase of this project is the building of a permanent structure.  Costs are estimated at approximately $2500.  What to help?  Let us know!!

Stone Ranch PTA President

posted Oct 7, 2014, 6:18 AM by Elena Crespo

PTA President Donna Clopin talks about the status of the Nicaragua book project!  See Video.  

Books Make it to Wisconsin... On their way to Nicaragua

posted Feb 8, 2014, 11:20 PM by Elena Crespo   [ updated May 25, 2015, 6:55 PM ]

THE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!! Special thanks to Elena and the Girl Scout Troops 8343 and 8373 in California for helping to build the lending library collections in Nicaragua! Here is the link to their video introducing the project, it will surely bring a smile to your face today: http://youtu.be/6Q0L-Fvmm4w 
Great work girls!! Everyone can make a difference   — withLorraine Danczyk.

154 Books and a Box of School Supplies are on their way!

posted Jan 25, 2014, 5:55 PM by Elena Crespo

Thanks to the donations from the Ability Awareness Workshop, efforts of Junior Troop 8373 as they worked on their Bronze Award and the generous donations from Stone Ranch Elementary's Book Fair, 154 Spanish language books  and another box of school supplies are on their way to first Wisconsin and then Nicaragua!

Troop 8373 reports on the Trail Blazer Bulletin about the Book Drive

posted Nov 23, 2013, 7:39 PM by Elena Crespo   [ updated Nov 23, 2013, 7:52 PM ]

Troop 8373 reported on their efforts to gather book on the November 22nd edition of Stone Ranch Blazer (go to 7:25 of the video to see the girl's report).  

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