News: Library Tour to Nicaragua

4/29/15 –  ILCE-IG will sponsor a Library Tour to Nicaragua Nov. 7 – 16, 2015

Please join members of the International Library and Cultural Exchange as we visit libraries, cultural centers, and natural sites and participate in local library events in beautiful Nicaragua.

Local arrangements will be made by Jane Mirandette, Founder of the Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for All Program, a Colorado-based nonprofit. Jane is the Director of the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca in San Juan del Sur, a beautiful coast town.

Join us to:

Tour various cultural sites in Nicaragua including Masaya Volcano and its Natural History museum; the 16th century city of Granada, with its cathedrals and the Museo San Francisco with its large collection of pre-Columbian statues; and a visit to a pottery studio and a Clay to Kiln demonstration of the local and very famous pottery techniques.

Visit rural and urban, large and small libraries including the Palacio Nacional, the headquarters of the National Library network.

Volunteer and travel with the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca Movil on its regular route to rural schools and participate in the lending process.

Celebrate the 14th anniversary of the SJDS Biblioteca, the highlight event of the year, with a library festival and street fair for over 400 children, events for Nicaraguan librarians and teachers, and an evening Gala event.

Bi-lingual guides for all cultural sites and 24/7 support from managers Jane Mirandette and Edwin Vasquez for all participants.

All breakfasts, lunches and dinners except for arrival and departure travel days, with opportunities to dine with speakers and invited guests are included.

In country costs: $1,995 CAL Members;  $2,095 non-CAL members.
Airfare to and from Nicaragua not included (approximately $800 from Denver).
Deadline for $500 Deposit: July 1, 2015
Balance due: September 1, 2015
Make checks payable to:
HJH Program
1716 Del Norte Ave.
Loveland CO 80538  

View this amazing video: 

Click on links for details:

Nicaragua Library Tour Announcement

Nicaragua Library Tour 2015 Registration Form

Nicaragua Library Tour 2015 Itinerary

For more information about Jane Mirandette’s project in San Juan click HJH Libraries for All Program

Join Jane on San Juan del Sur Biblioteca Facebook page.

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