The Libraries

The Language Project creates new or supports existing libraries in Laos to help those who are helping themselves. Our libraries range in size from a box of books in a village house to a large self-study resource center in the education center of the north, Luang Prabang. While our initial impetus was supporting self-study in English, we have expanded to support self-study in any subject and many languages.

Our library and book donation program is unique. Unlike most projects that rely on donated used books and book overruns we carefully choose every book for each library to specifically to meet identified needs and to be most appropriate for the users, community and culture. We believe that our users are important and that small collections carefully chosen have the greatest value.

Learn more about some of our libraries by clicking on the links below or  by the links to the left.

Featured Libraries

My Library, Luang Prabang

My Library, Luang Prabang

Studying Japanese, learning to type, to program, to record your own CD, to grow teak or talk about your culture....it's all happening...

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Khouatineung Primary School, Luang Prabang

Khouatineung Primary School, Luang Prabang

They pour into the library, reading together or alone, doing flashcards, puzzles or other activities and seem unhampered by the...

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Wat Sisavangvong, Sayabuli

Wat Sisavangvong, Sayabuli

After more the 1000 checkouts in three months we decided to build a new library. The teachers were engaged. The process of...

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Santiphab High School, Luang Prabang

Santiphab High School, Luang Prabang

With more than 3,500 students, some coming from remote villages and living on their own to continue their education, this library is...

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Wat SokPaLuang, Vientiane

Wat SokPaLuang, Vientiane

Then...We started sitting on the floor, with a cabinet of books and newspaper on the walls in a novices room, but now... Then...

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Luang Prabang Public Library

Luang Prabang Public Library

The Luang Prabang Public Library is part of the National Library system of Laos. Based in...

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