Meet: Antonio La Cava | il bibliomotocarro

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Let me introduce you Antonio La Cava, a retired teacher who decided,  after 42 years of teaching, to spread the love for books to children who don’t have access to a library nearby. So, in 2003, he bought a used Ape motorbike and modified it to create a portable library that houses 700 books. He’s been traveling in the “Bibliomotocarro” ever since.

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Each week, he travels to the villages of Italy’s southern Basilicata region, the sound of an organ announcing the Bibliomotocarro’s arrival. When they hear the song, children flock to the mobile library with an enthusiasm usually reserved for the appearance of an ice cream truck. La Cava’s 8-stop route takes him over 500 kilometers each trip, which he does entirely for free.

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In an interview, La Cava explained that his experience in the school system left him feeling there was a better way to teach children to love books, saying, “A disinterest in reading often starts in schools where the technique is taught, but it’s not being accompanied by love. Reading should be a pleasure, not a duty.”

I totally agree with him and i sent him a big and warm applaud for all the amazing work he is doing for the kids.

Visit bibliomotocarro’s page here: http://www.ilbibliomotocarro.com/

Did you know about him? I’d love to read your thoughts about him in the comments below.

Till next time…

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10 thoughts on “Meet: Antonio La Cava | il bibliomotocarro

  1. Hatsy// Nearly A Princess says:

    This is such a nice post and he seems like such a nice guy! It’s so true, schools these days make reading a chore as a pose for something people do for enjoyment. Such a nice thing that he did this! I really hope this gets a lot of attention and support, it’s such a good idea and charity for people who haven’t got the chance to experience the love of reading like everyone else.
    Hatsy xx
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