Reading is one of the most important pillars in education because thanks to it we can acquire knowledge and find out what is happening throughout the world. Unfortunately in Peru there are very few who read. As a result, the rate of ignorance increases every year, becoming a huge social problem for the country. There are very few young people who read books today in Peru and that is the main reason why they cannot exploit their skills due to lack of knowledge.

It is for this reason that the Ministry of Education has begun to approve new agreements that help children, young people and adults to make reading a good and healthy environment and to acquire new knowledge. In addition, the different regional governments of Peru have joined the cause by opening different places of reading.

In Cusco, the remodeling of the Municipal Library “Gustavo Pérez Ocampo” began, aimed at knowledge and learning of regional and world historical culture. The main objective of this remodeling was to improve the quality of service of the library, which is why it was divided into 4 fundamental components: the infrastructure of the different study rooms, hygienic services, reading rooms, etc. A large part of the electrical system and the sanitary system were also changed.

An anti-theft system was also added, controlled by modern software and sensors that each book will have in order that the books cannot be carried away without first passing the corresponding controls. In addition, personnel were trained to use this software correctly.

Biblioteca Municipal del Cusco

The library will now have virtual software where you can consult texts and see if the book is available. Many of the computers and printers were also changed to help readers better.

This remodeling was delivered by the mayor of Cusco Victor Boluarte who led the inauguration ceremony of the new Cusco library.

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