young girl with dark hair on the floor looking at a variety of books

Salas de Libros is a reading promotion program based on a highly successful program from Mexico called Salas de Lectura. Salas refers to spaces in houses, community centers, and public parks, where people gather in conversation around sofas, cushions, and comfortable chairs to build literate communities around books and civic engagement. Salas de Libros are intergenerational by design, engaging children, youth, and elders, led by community members known as mediators who establish meaningful bridges between books and readers to encourage immersion into reading and conversation.