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The popular librarian

Mobilized solely by love and passion, Griselda Zandoná, the popular librarian, travels Mocoretá and other cities in Corrientes carrying stories.

Stories of people

To say that people read less and less would be irresponsible. On the contrary, with technology, it is increasingly read, but content is usually insignificant and does not contribute too much to our growth. But who continues to take care of constructive and enriching reading in Mocoretá, Corrientes, is   Griselda Zandoná  , a popular librarian.

The   Biblioteca Popular Mariano Moreno   is a dream that Griselda and his life partner,  Sergio Niz are putting together little by little. This started 5 years ago and “Grey” performs many functions within this one. Her work, on the papers, only presents her as a librarian and for a few hours she receives a modest sum. Even if his work is much bigger.

At the end of high school, the popular librarian, without imagining herself, traveled to the capital of  Corrientes  to look for a dream. She studied and received as a lawyer and scribana. He returned to  Mocoretá  with the illusion of practicing his profession, but some difficulties and restrictions prevented him. The situation for her became complicated because, in addition, she has an incurable disease since her adolescence that reduces her motor skills. But that did not reach to stop her: Griselda's dream changed and her strength pointed to help, which brought her to the library.

The relationship between Gris Zandona and the library is symbiotic: “It changed my life, it transformed me and I also think I transformed it to it.” The popular librarian devotes virtually all her time and life to this library.

 The Mariano Moreno Popular Library 

It is a small rented place, without enough space to store all the books. The space is so small that visitors should not exceed 15 people. But the love and passion that sustain her are giant. The library is now supported by members of the non-profit civil association. It also receives subsidies from the national and provincial governments, and financial aid from the Municipality.

 Children and reading 

“I don't remember a single day that a  child has not come,” said the popular librarian of  Mocoreta . Readings and improvised activities cheer and help the development of children in the community. Zandona says that bringing children to reading is not difficult, but families should encourage and motivate reading at home. The stories and texts that attract boys most are the ones that have animals, but also Japanese stories like manga.

 Solidarity tasks 

The activities in the library are many. Reading, games, painting, drawing, among others. The popular librarian is not limited to that and joins other campaigns to improve the community of Mocoretá. This year they participated in the cleaning campaign  Let's Do Argentina . They work together with the Corazón Animal Mocoretá group to raise awareness about responsible possession of animals and to rescue the injured or abandoned. They have also been with the campaign “ I celebrate without pyrotechnics” for two years.

 The library goes for you 

While they have a small place, Gris Zandoná's passion moves everything. At first he took his car and traveled to rural schools with the mission of carrying a piece of reading. The popular librarian this year had the arrival of the Bibliomobile of the National Commission of Popular Libraries. This facilitated your task and changed your perspective: now you can visit rural schools, and also reach other cities.

The popular librarian seems tireless, today she is a collaborator in two other libraries in Chajarí, Entre Ríos, and in Mburucuyá, Corrientes.

Publication Date: 27/12/2019

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