Do you have picture books you no longer want? We are always looking for books, for all ages, that are in good condition for our libraries in Phrao and Supanburi. If you have books in Thai language: We happily accept all genre of books except for school textbooks and magazine back numbers. If you live in Thailand, and have books in English language: To make the books fully accessible to our Thai speaking readers, we send the English books to our translation volunteers around Thailand, who manually put the Thai text into the books. Therefore, we can only accept picture books for children, which have relatively less amount of text.
If you live outside Thailand: Unfortunately, the shipping must cost as much as the books themselves. So could you pick only those books with special effects, such as pop-up books, books with sound or music built in, or touch-and-feel books. Those are very hard to be found in Thailand, yet very effective for children who are new to the world of pleasure reading as well as for those children with special needs.
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