Tiny mobile library brings books for kids living in remote villages

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Antonio La Cava, retired schoolteacher, transformed his three-wheeled van into a travelling library- the Bibliomotocarro. His aim was to make sure no child goes without a book.
Here are five components of the story:

• “Without a book, so often the child is alone,” says Antonio La Cava.
• Driving the Bibliomotocarro through hills and mountains of Basilicata, Italy, he is able to reach children in remote villages like San Paolo Albanese, which only has two children of primary school age.
• La Cava was strongly worried about growing old in a country of non-readers hence, he converted his three-wheeled van into a mobile library and has been reaching out to kids in remote villages for 20 years.
• He believes in spreading the joy of literature to as many children as possible. “Carrying out such action has a value, not only social, not only cultural, but has a great ethical meaning,” he adds.
• La Cava hopes his Bibliomotocarro brings the message that culture is made by and for everyone, not just a privileged few.

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Author: Simran Kaur

Simran completed her undergraduate studies in English literature from Delhi University and her postgraduate studies from Calcutta University. She is an ardent reader and a lifestyle enthusiast. Sharing stories over a cup of coffee, is her favourite time off work. You can find her on Instagram @littlespacebuns
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