Books to Bhutan

Have some books you want to clear off your shelves? If you are going to Bhutan, bring them.  Lately, I’ve been asking people who are going to add a few books to their luggage and ask their guides to stop off at the Library on Norzin Lam.  (For instance, Jonathan F.–whose family brought about 25 books with them on their recent visit.)

If you are not going, then, consider putting together a box.

For $50 you can use a pre-paid box at the US Postal Service and send 20 pounds to:

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Public Library, Ms. Tsewang Zam, Librarian, Post Box 295, Thimphu Bhutan. Postal code 00975.

Some of you may know that I’ve been working with friends to raise money for the READglobal initiative in Bhutan. They build libraries outside the capital city in communities that are starved for such a resource.  Specifically, we’re trying to raise money to build one in Mongar.  More information at: www.bookstobhutan.com Very important!

But if you don’t want to or can’t give money, and you have some books, and $50, here’s a way you can help. Every book makes a difference. This place doesn’t have a big budget and each one that comes into the library helps.

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