Village Library Project

Village Library Project

Part of Ten Friends’ Village Vision project is to provide libraries for villages in which a book is a rare thing.  In 2009 we established our first Library in the village of Lingham and dedicated it to Diane Jacobsen, a revered teacher from Sisters.

In 2010 and 2011 nine more libraries were established and dedicated to a number of individuals from Central Oregon.  We now have a total of 14 libraries in place.

A typical village in which we place a library has from 100 to 400 residents.  The cost of one book placed in a library is around $5.00, $2.00 for the book and $3.00 to transport the book by plane and porter.  Bookcases are constructed by village carpenters and the village provides the building for the library.  The average total cost of a library is around $2,000.

The library in the village of Lingam

Book shelves for the Lingam Village Library

Lingam Library dedication

Chepuwa Village Library dedication

Chepuwa Village Library dedication

Chepuwa Village Library dedication