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The Taung Bi Library is one of our own sustainable projects that opened in February 2016 near Bagan. The library is playing a key role educating 500 villagers and inspiring children to pursue higher education.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


*Adult Fiction, *Adult Non-Fiction (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), *Arts and Recreation, *Children’s Storybooks, *Early Childhood Development, *General Works, *Computer Science and Information, *History and Geography, *Language, *’Learning-to-Read’ Books, *Science, and *Young Readers and Teenage Fiction

Reference Materials:
(Current) Atlases, Dictionaries, (Current) Encyclopedias, and Thesaurus

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Helping Health Workers Learn, Disabled Village Children, Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety (Only Available in English), Health Actions for Women (Only Available in English), A Book for Midwives, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

Library Supplies:
Ballpoint Pens, Black Fine Liners, Book Pockets for Date Issued Cards (These can be bought professionally made up.), Clear Packing Tape, Clear Sellotape, Plastic Covers for Books, and Scissors

Computer Hardware/Software:

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of May 20, 2019

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.

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.