Luang Prabang Public Library
The Luang Prabang Public Library is part of the
National Library system of Laos.
Based in Luang Prabang Town, the Luang Prabang Public Library also supports libraries and reading promotion in many surrounding villages.
Laos is still a rural community with many people engaged in subsistence farming. People are poor. Books are an unaffordable luxury. In many villages in Laos there are no books. Even in the school – if there is a school.
The Luang Prabang Public Library is supported by both the Lao government and foreign charities. The library, in cooperation with Cooperative Learning International operates the Lao Children’s Library Boats, the only two in Laos. It brings books to children in 75 Mekong and Ou River villages, as well as giving book bags of 100 books to more villages.
How can I help?
If you are in Luang Prabang town you can find us on Sisavangvong Road, opposite Wat Mai or next to the Radio Station. Visit the library, exchange books, buy a map and souvenirs to raise money for the library or buy books for a book bag to go to a village.
Find out more about our program here:
Tel: +85620 55670890
Please include a note that says your donation is for the Luang Prabang Public Library and 100% of your funds will go directly to them. Donations to the Luang Prabang Public Library through The Language Project (an American 501(c)3 charity) are accepted, appreciated and tax deductible.
This donation link is for donations to help the Luang Prabang Public Library buy books for their library, improve their services and facility and fund book bags and their delivery to rural villages. If you would like to donate to the Book Boats please go directly to the CLI website (the charity that oversees that project) and donate directly to them.
Your donation helps to empower local people studying to help themselves.
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To make a donation by credit card through Paypal online, just click the button below and donate to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a note that says your donation is for the Luang Prabang Public Library and 100% of your funds will go directly to them.
By MailIf you would like to donate by mail, please make checks payable in US$ to:
The Language Project and send to:
The Language Project, Box 13201, Tallahassee, Florida 32317