Dugayong, Echague, Isabela, Philippines (built June 2012)
Dugayong Free Library
Building on the concept of our first library, Dugayong Free Library was established in June 2012. Located in Dugayong, Echague, Isabela, Dugayong Free Library reaches out to approximately 150 school-going children. Similar to Nardy’s Library, it houses a collective total of 1800 books, ranging from pre-school fiction to adult fiction and non fiction as well as a range of encyclopedias. Managed by 8 local volunteers, Dugayong Free Library is equipped with a radio, children’s CDs, posters, teaching equipment and education games. With close partnership with Dugayong School (located just adjacent to the library), its teachers and our local volunteers aim to develop a comprehensive learning programme for the school-going children using the library’s resources. Since its establishment, approximately 50 books are loaned out per month.