More than 18,000 books, furniture, equipment and educational games are being purchased and will be delivered from the second half of this year.
The Renova Foundation’s Reading Incentive Project advances another stage with the acquisition of books, furniture, equipment and educational games for public libraries in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. The items chosen by the 32 representatives of the spaces are being acquired this month and will be delivered from the second half of the year.
Carried out in partnership with Sapion Nova Educação, responsible for conducting participatory processes, training and impact projects in the educational area, the initiative will deliver more than 2,500 furniture objects (table, chair, closet, bean bag, sofa, etc.); 1,050 electronic equipment (air conditioning, printer, fan, drinking fountain, keyboard, TV, notebook, computer, etc.); 18,755 books and 1,029 educational games.
In parallel with the deliveries, in June the project carries out new training actions to keep the trained network mobilized and informed about the progress of the project. Representatives of the benefited public libraries will participate in four online meetings, on June 8 and 22, and July 6 and 20, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
The previous steps
The first stage of the project was the Participatory Model, which had 110 servers, and was carried out in an online format and divided into three stages: alignment of concepts (library management, National Book Policy); participatory elaboration of the Library Revitalization Plan; and sustainability actions for libraries. Items were offered on the Options Menu, divided into four categories: collection (acquisition of books); furniture and equipment; training of servers; and infrastructure and accessibility.
The second stage involved the production of a Revitalization Plan, delivered to the municipal manager responsible for the city’s public library. Each plan was designed with an investment of R$200,000 in mind to purchase items, revitalize infrastructure and train employees.
The Reading Incentive Project
The Reading Incentive Project, part of the Renova Foundation’s Tourism, Culture, Sports and Recreation Program, aims to encourage interaction and reading based on a broader and more appropriate use of local libraries. Through the restructuring of municipal libraries and strengthening the training of their employees, the project contributes to the personal and collective growth of existing communities in the affected municipalities and their districts, expanding their base of knowledge and creativity through reading.
The project serves 28 public libraries in Minas Gerais in the municipalities of Aimorés, Belo Oriente, Bom Jesus do Galho, Bugre, Caratinga, Conselheiro Pena, Córrego Novo, Dionísio, Fernandes Tourinho, Governador Valadares, Iapu, Ipaba, Ipatinga, Itueta, Mariana, Marliéria, Periquito, Pingo D´Água, Raul Soares, Rio Casca, Rio Doce, Santana do Paraíso, São Domingos do Prata, São José do Goiabal, Sem Peixe, Sobrália, Timóteo and Tumiritinga. In Espírito Santo, four libraries in the municipalities of Baixo Guandu, Colatina, Linhares and Marilândia are served.