Youâ€™re finishing up on packing for a flight to tropical Belize and itâ€™s down to reading materials. Guidebook? Check. Beachchair reading (a.k.a. â€œtrashy romanceâ€) ?Â Check. How about some top-notch literature, poetry, or a practical â€œhow toâ€ or reference book? Check!Â Why? Sure, vacations can be a perfect time to finish a sidelined novel, but thereâ€™s another good reason to bring some quality books: donate them to the local libraries in Belize.
A recently-launched organization in Belize called â€œAngel Says Readâ€ is making it easy by setting up strategic drop off locations in popular tourist spots like Ambergris Caye and the Tourism Village in Belize City.
According to the founder, â€œThe libraries in Belize genuinely need books, and this is an easy way for tourists to help promote literacyâ€.Â A member of the board of directors is quoted as saying â€œThe bookshelf is not part of the living room culture; books are not readily available.â€
Visit http://www.angelsaysread.com for more information, including a growing list of drop off locations. When preparing to bring books with you into Belize, be sure to inform yourself in advance about possible airline baggage fees, and Belize customs limitations.