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IBBY fundraiser: Library and book van in Rikuzentakata



Back in September I presented at a fundraiser to raise money for book vans and libraries for parts of Japan hit by the earthquake and tsunami. It was a fab day and heaps of fun, and we recently recieved photos of our money in action.

Children enjoy a mobile book bus in tsunami-ravaged Japan Naoko Torizuka of the Japanese Board on Books for Young People (JBBY) wrote thathe money raised helped to fund a mobile book van, as well as a wooden library for children in Rikuzentakata city, one of the most damaged areas.  YAY!

Thanks to Jenni Woodroffe of the International on Books for Young People for inviting me to be part of the event, and to the Hyogo Centre for hosting 🙂

Wooden library - Rikuzentakata, JapanInside new library - Rikuzentakata, Japan

Author: cristyburne


3 thoughts on “IBBY fundraiser: Library and book van in Rikuzentakata

  1. Thanks Marjorie! He’s starting to sleep longer at night and to smile longer during the day, a great combination 🙂 Hooray!


  2. This is fantastic news – and also many congratulations on your recent addition to the family. I hope all’s well and you’re not too exhausted.


  3. Fantastic stuff! Hope all is well with new little one!


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