What books are useful in a remote library setting?

Book Aid International writes:

  • Children’s books: fiction and picture books for all ages and reading abilities; simple ‘readers’; low literacy books for all ages
  • English as a foreign language (EFL): especially grammar and vocabulary
  • Teacher training: especially more general primary and secondary
  • Vocational and careers: especially technical (eg electronics, carpentry, textiles), and career information texts aimed at those with low literacy
  • Fiction: for adults and teenagers
  • Medical: especially first year undergraduate and core anatomy/physiology/surgical textbooks
  • Law: especially human rights
  • Computing: especially basic Office
  • Library and information management

These books reach public and community libraries, and libraries in schools, universities, slums, refugee centres, NGOs and prisons. Users of these libraries are often some of the most vulnerable and underprivileged in society.

In 2012 book aid international sent 33,560 books to Namibia.  We can do that with one Raspberry Pi!

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