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Books from trash make this library in Bogota

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Bogota business center
Bogota business center Jose David Parra/CC/Wikimedia
By: Emily Wright
5 min

In the Colombian capital Bogotá, a library opens every weekend for children in a poorer part of the city, called La Gloria.

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But this library is different from all the others in the city – it has been put together over the past twenty years by a garbage collector, who picked up books every night that people left in their trash.

Correspondent Emily Wright has been to meet him.

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