Fundación Arte del Mundo / La BIB provides a children’s library and after school program based on the arts free to the community for children from ages 6 through 12 years old.
The books and the program are in Spanish. The foundation also has developed and manages a theater on their premises, which presents theatrical productions both professional and community based.
The theater is also used as a movie theater and the foundation screens family-oriented movies there Friday evenings for the community.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Watercolor Paper and Other Quality Art Paper
(Spanish) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) World Maps
(Spanish) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, *Picture Books, *Literature Books, and *Easy-Readers for Children from ages 6 through 12 years old
Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Castanets, Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Rhythm Sticks, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Parachute
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fabric Scissors, Gage Wire, and Glass Beads for Bead Work
Hand Fork and Small Pruning Shears
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.