This journey brought us together with other friends who shared the same dream, to make books accessible to children. Meeting new people brought new ideas for developing the library. One of those ideas came from meeting with friends from the Peace Culture Movement. But the idea that came was far beyond our imagination when we first started the library.
Like any human being, our librarians are experiencing growth and development. New ideas emerge slowly. Now we are learning to make our library not only a place to find books, but also a place to learn about friendship and peace.
In our fourth year of the Kentanggan Children’s Library, we are increasingly committed to building a culture of peace. Every activity, reading material and every conversation that happens in the library reflects a culture of peace.
Children are not the only ones who gain benefits. I also have gained a lot of knowledge and had many opportunities to practice a culture of peace in my daily life. I now feel like I not only have a library, not only do we have books, but we also have the opportunity to build a culture, a civilization.