Biblioburro (library donkey)

I saw a news story years ago about the use of donkeys in some Latin American countries to bring books to remote mountain villages which are difficult to reach by vehicle. The stories of the “Biblioburros” (library donkeys) has always been one of my favorites.

Now the story of the original “Biblioburro” is coming to PBS on July 19th.

From PBS:


“Biblioburro” is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of a poor and violence-ridden province. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His efforts have attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film.

It’s people like this that make the world an amazing place.


Put in on your calendar so you don’t forget to tune in: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Posted on July 16, 2011, in books, Culture, kindness, TV/movie. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. That’s awesome! I have to watch that. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. What an amazing story, Tracy. Thank you for sharing it. This is a man whose heart is filled with compassion. I can’t wait to watch it.

  3. ¡Qué bonito! Esa gente es una inspiración para que los demás los imitemos y seamos mejores personas, wright?

  4. I can’t wait to see this! Thanks for passing the info along…..

  5. Baby girl and I just checked out a book from the library called just that – Biblioburro. How cool that I can now show her the real thing?!!

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