15-year-old teen from Davao builds “street library” for kids who love books

  • 15-year-old teenager builds “mini street library” in Davao
  • Aside from promoting love for reading, it also encourages good behavior
  • Book donations are very much welcome

A 15-year-old teenager is making a difference by encouraging children to read more books with his “street library.”

Image by Lib of Positivity via Facebook

Lorenzo Puentespina from Davao City opened his “Lib of Positivity”.

Located just along the street, “Enzo” built bookshelves out of discarded fruit trays. The mini library offers many books for bookworms of all ages. The street library is open 24/7 and has books on English, Math, Science, Physical Education and Christian living.  

Aside from promoting love for reading, the street library also promotes good behavior. They have a list of rules and guidelines that young readers should follow. Among those are the simple rules of returning, arranging and sharing the books they love.

Puentespina said he took the initiative to make a mini library to help their community. He honestly didn’t expect it to “grow fast”, the teenager said.

Seeing the happy faces of the kids reading his books makes Puentespina wake up excitedly everyday.

“I’m really happy of waking up, going outside, and seeing all these kids reading my books. I see the smile on their faces (and) it really makes my day,” he told ABS-CBN.

Image by Lib of Positivity via Facebook

Enzo posted on “Lib of Positivity’s” Facebook page that he would appreciate more book donations from anywhere in the Philippines.

Those from his hometown can just drop off their old books at the Lib of Positivity at Bolcan St. Agdao, Davao.

Those from Luzon,  they can bring them over to Puentespina Orchids, Cedar Hills Garden Center, 57 Mother Ignacia St., Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City. You can also easily reach Enzo from the “Lib of Positivity” Facebook page.

Puentespina is also encouraging everyone to start their own mini library in their communities. He wrote, “It would be amazing if you could start your own little libraries in your area. Why not spread the joy of reading there too?”

Good job, Enzo!

Source :

ABS-CBN, Facebook