Library and Media Centers
Becoming Media Centers
Our Library/Media Centers are powered through the solar electricity we generate in th emain centers. We run underground wiring through conduit to provide lighting in the library buildings.
Each LCPC Library / Media Center will have a plaque over it's front door.
After the first centers we constructed in 2017, we quickly began receiving reports, and photos, from Daniel that the children were using the books at the libraries with excitement and that the center directors at Khwamba and Mponela, were employing the libraries for reading and meetings for the children.
Of the photos we received, our favorite was from Mponela, showing children sitting in a circle on the floor, looking at picture books. Immediately our team began collecting interlocking foam floor mats for the children to sit on. They are packed in our 2018 ocean shipment!
Several years ago we observed kids sitting with great interest to watch a video we had brought on a laptop computer. This gave rise to the thought that our libraries could provide much more than books. With laptops, and a flat screen monitor, the structures we were building could be centers for training and education. We provide electricity in our libraries not just for lighting, but also to power computers and monitors.
We became aware of a program in Uganda, where young children were learning building skills, and analytical thinking, after being introduced to "recycled" LEGOs.
We immediately initiated our own drive of collecting used LEGOs, and shipped almost 200 pounds to equip our centers in 2018. These, wall maps, and other educational items will become a part of our "media" center facilities.
Equipped with solar lighting and electricity, these “Liberty Corner Library and Media Centers” will not only house book collections but also provide a space more intimate and comfortable than the existing large centers, to function as a
1. gathering place for young children to hear stories,
2. meeting place for small groups
3. classroom for laptop computer training programs we are developing
4. education and entertainment media center with tables and educational toys such as LEGOs, a wall mounted flat screen monitor, etc with media provided via laptop computer
5. display center for children’s artwork