Guatemala fundraiser

Help us raise funds for our Guatemala library project by donating $30 or more and receive either a mask or a coin purse!

These items were sewn by Lesly and her brother Jhonny in Guatemala using traditional woven fabrics. Lesly is a teacher in Guatemala. During the pandemic, many teachers have not received regular paychecks. The sale of these items is helping Lesly and Jhonny earn a living during a difficult time.

Donate at and leave a note telling us whether you’d like a mask or a coin purse.

Or send a check to:

Libraries for the World, PO Box 1331, Round Rock, TX 78680

Guatemala shipment arrives

Our box of books arrived in Guatemala, along with our gifts from Africa for school director Jorge and his wife. The shipment included several tablets for the teachers, just in time for school to start again in January. If school continues to be virtual, the tablets will help teachers with online instruction. Our hope is to fulfill some work in Guatemala in the summer of 2021, if the pandemic situation improves.

Guatemala update

Check out our video to see what we’re up to in Guatemala!

We recently shipped a large box of books, tablets, and educational materials to one of our partners at a school in Quetzaltenango (known locally as Xela). Schools are currently closed, but teachers continue to teach online. The school year will end soon, but the school director, Jorge, has already expressed his gratitude for the tablets. He anticipates having to continue with online schooling for the unforeseeable future.

We continue to collect books in Spanish for the homework help center in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, which we are helping to organize into a community library. Check out our Amazon wishlist for Guatemala and donate a book today. 

The pandemic has not stopped the work; we continue to plan for our programs. Donate at to help us build a brighter future for children around the world.

Guatemala partnership

We’ve entered into a partnership with Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans and are seeking hardcover books in Spanish to expand a homework help center in San Antonio Aguas Calientes. The town has a large indigenous Maya population, but many of the people speak Spanish. Most of the books that have been donated to the center are written in English, which many of the students are learning, but the goal is to turn the center into a community library for all people in the town. Books should be in hardcover for all ages, but books for children and teens are especially welcome. Visit our Amazon wishlist for Guatemala for ideas and donate a book today!