Sunday, July 02, 2017

A Garbage Man in Colombia Has Made a Community Library From Discarded Books

Mental Floss: Jose Alberto Gutierrez doesn’t just turn trash into treasure—he transforms it into a free education for neighbors. As The Telegraph reports, the middle-aged garbage collector in Colombia has spent the past two decades collecting discarded books he finds while on the job in Bogota, the country’s capital city. Thousands of titles later, Gutierrez has an enormous library, which he and his family lend out to the community for free.

1 comment:

Don Coffin said...

Amazing, wonderful, and a blessing to the world.