Banco del Libro
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Banco del Libro is a non-profit organization for the promotion of children's literature, with headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. It was established in 1960 as a centre for the exchange of textbooks – hence the name Banco del Libro (Book Bank). As it has grown it has diversified to promote reading in Venezuela, in every conceivable arena and genre of children’s literature.
In 2007 Banco del Libro won the biggest prize in children's literature, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council, recognising its "long-term sustainable work" as a promoter of reading. It is one of two institutions to win the award (2003 to 2012).
- Reading Promotion Award, IBBY, 1988
- Guust van Wesemael Prize, IFLA, 2003
- Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, 2007
- "2007: Banco del Libro: Pioneering Spirit in Shanty Towns and Cyberspace". The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
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