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Community Literacy Project


Your travel has an impact....

Here at Go Tico!, community engagement is one of our most important core values. That's why we started our Community Literacy Project last year. Given our rural location, there is not easy access to public libraries and affordable books, and unfortunately reading is not emphasized in most school curriculums. By establishing our La Flor Community Library, we hoped to respond to these needs and provide a free space for local residents to read, learn, and experience the world through the pages of their books. With the success of the La Flor Library, we have since expanded our Community Literacy Project to include weekly storytelling run by volunteers in nearby schools, as well as a mobile library that keeps these schools supplied biweekly with new books.

We firmly believe in the power of reading – it can uplift and transform lives, and it encourages kids to dream, connect with new ideas, and access their creativity. We founded our Community Literacy Project with these benefits in mind, and with the hope of becoming more than just a travel company. Go Tico! Costa Rica and our sister organization, Casitas Joys & Leo oversee this non-profit, volunteer-based project, so when you book your vacation through us, you support these initiatives too. So if you want to travel with an impact, consider coming to La Flor with Go Tico!

How You Can Help

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If you live in the area of Madison, Wisconsin (USA), you can help us by collecting books in Spanish at all reading levels. We are happy to come pick up donations of new or used books that can be used in the library. Send us an email here if you are interested in scheduling a book pick up date or want to learn more about our community library project. You can also print the green poster download to the right and share it around your community to spread the word!

If you are outside of the Madison region, you can help us by starting an online fundraiser today! Simply print out the orange poster download to the right and share it in your community. We appreciate any and all efforts to help give residents in our rural communities the opportunity to learn and explore through books.

Thank you to our donors!

Casitas Joys & Leo 

Cafe Madison

Dayanara Alfaro Saborio

Frank Allis Elementary

Red Outlet Pital

Librería Estudiante Pital

Jeffrey Mora

Centro Plastico Pital

Iglesia Cristiana Betel Río Cuarto

Emilia Gamboa

Mallory Muffet

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