Little Library in the Bay

It’s been a while in the mak­ing but the Bahia Honda Bib­li­oteca is now open.  An offi­cial vine cut­ting cere­mony took place last week­end and the lib­rary was crammed with eager read­ers, and not just because we had cake.  The kids spent the week before­hand dec­or­at­ing their own book bags made from retired La Loma lin­ens and on open­ing day each received a little pack of good­ies, books and school sup­plies, to stuff in their bags.

From Much Ado Books in the UK, the Nadel fam­ily and Edu­ca­tion is Power who raised thou­sands of dol­lars to buy books,  Stu­dents without Bor­ders and Michigan State stu­dents who ren­ov­ated the dilap­id­ated old build­ing, built the fur­niture and painted prac­tic­ally every sur­face with gor­geous mur­als, One Lib­rary at a Time who helped cata­logue the stock, to the fam­il­ies of Bahia Honda whose love of books spawned the idea for a lib­rary, the sup­port given through La Loma and Give and Surf to make this pro­ject hap­pen has been incredible.

In addi­tion to being a cool and tran­quil space to relax and read (note the ham­mocks,) the lib­rary will act as a spring board for many more com­munity pro­jects. And for any­one want­ing to bring a little some­thing down for the Bahia Honda com­munity we’d always wel­come more books to help grow the bib­li­oteca. Check out more pho­tos at

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