SDG 4 quality education

4.5 Eliminate all discrimination in education.
4.6 Universal literacy and numeracy.
4.7 Education for sustainable development and global citizenship.


With travel restrictions lifted in mid-2021, the Rural Libraries Network again took up its goal to publish and distribute a revised edition of the Enciclopedia Campesina, a series of 20 books containing Indigenous knowledge and traditions from the region. The revised edition will include new stories and knowledge drawn from communities that have joined the network since the last edition was published. This project will print 500 copies each of 5 revised volumes and deliver them to nearly 400 rural libraries.

Rural librarians keep the books in their homes both to lend to community members and to use to lead reading circles. The network also distributes to a growing number of school libraries. During COVID-19 lockdowns, small family libraries were developed as another way to reach readers and encourage reading.

a woman holds a book in her hand and points at its cover. She stands in front of bookstands with the covers facing out.

Heart-Links is grateful to the Rotary Club of Strathroy for their support of this project.