Sometime in March, I was consulted by a grade nine student on a project in Tech. The class needed to plan and design projects that will help build and empower communities. One student dared to design a mobile library. I showed the student some existing mobile library projects by local and international libraries, foundations and individuals. After a month and a half, he came back showing me the prototype.
A container van was used to house a mini-library that has printed reading materials as well as ebooks and digital resources. Included in the design was an Internet connection.
See the photo in the right. There are chairs and tables; shelves and cabinets; and iPad and Macbook stations. The cost of the mobile library is two million pesos.