THE BLACKWELL COMMUNITY LIBRARIES PROJECT

About

We at Ultimate Library are committed to creating a better educated world. We believe that books are a key building block of the education system for their entertainment value and the inspiration they provide.

Accelerate Learning – Provide access to high quality books and reading materials

Increase Literacy – Enrich children’s learning environmentsTools for the Future

Foster local accountability through training

How it Works

We give hotels the opportunity to nominate their chosen school, community centre, or local library and Ultimate Library will donate 100 children’s books tailored to their needs to be sent with your book collection.

 

 

Our Approach

Tourism is often the bridgehead for local economic development and with that comes tremendous responsibility for sustainable development and cultural sensitivity. In many cases our clients already have outreach programmes and our approach is to work with them to establish children’s libraries in communities where poverty, ethnicity, or other social and cultural barriers put children at a significant educational disadvantage.

 

CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY

The Community

We tailor book collections to meet the needs of school, curriculum and community.

This helps to strengthen the relationship between the hotel and the local area.

Staff

Hotel and resort staff can volunteer at the site of the donation library

The hotel can offer to provide tours, job training and events with the school

Lasting Impact

We provide ongoing new books every one to two years with a refresh of the hotel book collection

Ultimate Library worked in collaboration with Zuri Zanzibar to supply a collection of 100 children’s books to the Kilindi School in Tanzania.

 

For more information on our Blackwell Community Libraries Project please contact Lily Thorne at lt@ultimatelibrary.co.uk

“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to the development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.”

– Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General