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Chile: The Role of Public Libraries in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Development, Disaster

Several Chilean bloggers are sharing their thoughts on the second anniversary of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake [1]that hit Chile on February 27, 2010. Enzo Abbagliati [2] [es] looks at how public libraries can help people “rebuild their lives.” He argues that restoring or building people's deep bond with reading is “probably the main contribution that [public libraries] can make to each of its users so that they can be the protagonists of their personal reconstructions.”