Puerto Vallarta has a new option so that young people can study and learn through reading without the need of traveling to a library. It is the new “bibliobús”, an urban transport bus modified with shelves containing books and other accessories, which will tour the colonies of Puerto Vallarta on Saturdays.
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This project was inaugurated at the University Center of the Coast (CUCosta), in the presence of businessmen, academics, and students, who attend the university, part of the University of Guadalajara, operating in Puerto Vallarta for 25 years.
Susana Mendoza Carreño, creator of the idea of the “bibliobús”, explained that in Puerto Vallarta there are more than 300 colonies and only 3 public libraries; that of Los Mangos in Francisco Villa Avenue, Sister Cities in Mojoneras and CUC in Ixtapa, however, she explained, these are not enough to provide the necessary service that the population demands.
It is for that reason that Mendoza Carreño requested a bus from United Transport Costa Pacífico, headed by Luis Alberto Romero Chávez, who proposed and immediately accepted the idea.
“This is the best way to get to the neighborhoods and prepare our children and youth,” said Romero Chavez, at the same time he reported that the presiding company will donate four more buses for the cause.
The design and decoration of “bibliobús” invites children and young people to take an interest in reading. It has tables and chairs and different types of books, including science and technology, stories, poetry, and literature.
The “bibliobús” will travel through the streets and colonies of Puerto Vallarta on Saturdays during the afternoon, as part of the program of university brigades offered by the CUC.