Always Reading Caravan

Spreading the Joy of Reading

Become A Member

On our homepage we have listed our membership schemes, click here to refresh your memory. We hope you are inspired to join one of the groups. On making your decision, please email us at with your details to subscribe:
  • Your Name
  • Type of Annual Membership
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Postal Address
  • Language Preference (newsletters and annual report) - English, Japanese, Thai and German
  • Format Preference - email attachment or hard copy

Monetary Donation

We rely on donors to fund our ever growing projects. If you would like to give a one-off donation or a regular donation to ARC, please use the bank details below. Your support will make all the difference in turning our dreams into realities. See our Projects page for just how far donations have taken us already.
Direct Deposit

Account Holder: Always Reading Caravan Association

Bank name: Kasikorn Bank

Branch: Phrao (792)]

Account No: Savings Account 792-2-11682-7


Address: 129 M. 4, T. Wiang, A. Phrao, Chiang Mai 50190

Tel: +66 53-474-111

Book Donations

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.

It can be hard for families to afford the luxury of buying books, ARC overcomes this barrier by offering free membership to an unlimited amount of books at any time. We have over 600 ARC members who love to see new book titles published on our Facebook News feed.
mum and child reading big book
Please send your books (except textbooks) to the following address(es):
  • Ms. Yoshimi Horiuchi
  • Rang Mai Library
  • PO Box 6,T. Wiang
  • A. Phrao, Chiang Mai
  • 50190, Thailand
  • Ms. Yoshimi Horiuchi
  • Bai Mon Library
  • 136 M. 1, T. Jorakhee-samphan
  • A. Oothong, Suphanburi
  • 71170, Thailand


Do you live in Thailand, and want to work with local people? Do you have special skills such as teaching, graphic design, marketing or creative writing, and are thinking of contributing to the society?
ARC is open to volunteer staff with ideas and motivation at any time from any part of the world. Our journey and learning process is always ongoing! Please join us to make a change in your unique way!
ARC are looking for volunteers from both in and outside of Thailand. For the latest volunteering opportunities please see our Move Lanna website. We also occasionally post opportunities on Idea List. Don't forget to check out Volunteer Work Thailand for other volunteering organisations across Thailand.
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