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How this district in Manila is bringing libraries closer to the people

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Civic groups tie up with barangay leaders to set up reading spaces in their barangay centers, and encourage residents to walk in and read or borrow books

YOUNG BOOKWORMS. Many of the participating barangays in Pandacan, Manila set up reading spaces at the daycare section of their barangay hall, where children and other people can walk in and borrow books. Photo by Noel Alido

How to help Mang Nanie, the man who made his home a public library

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:34 AM

The story of 66-year-old Hernando Guanlao captivates netizens. Here's how you can find him and help him continue his mission.

Beyond the pages: Man turns home into public library

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

66-year-old Hernando Guanlao wants to empower people by giving them unlimited access to books