Today village libraries in Ukraine suffer a lack of modern and high quality children’s literature. While situation with fiction literature is satisfactory, quantity of popular science literature is reported to be insufficient.
In terms of this, the charitable project LuckyBooks sent to libraries in Ukrainian villages a new book by Andrii Tuzhykov called A Brief History of Technology: How to Understand One’s Own Gadget.
The book which has been recently published by Chorni Vivtsi Publishing House tells about the steps the humanity took in the history of the informational technology realm: from radio waves and the Morze alphabet to modern gadgets. Smart house, cryptocurrencies, neurointerface and many other things that draw attention of modern teenagers are explained in this book.
“We, adults, notice that the world outlook of modern children differs greatly from our’s one. It is totally different in its quality. From the young age they are interested in both modern technology and popular science literature. Children from villages are not an exception. Taking into account the fact that library is a very important and sometimes even the only one source of knowledge in a village, it is of crucial importance that we have such books,” says Svitlana Patiaka from the library in the village of Horodyshche.
Altogether more than a hundred of village libraries within the territory of Ukraine received A Brief Hystory of Technology…
Valentyna Herasymiak from Kopachiv village library believes that “such publications enrich knowledge about the surrounding world and help teenagers to find their place in it. Children are interested in this very literature because it is similar to their interests and preferences.”
The book by Andrii Tuzhykov has already appeared on shelves of Kopachiv library as well as of Velyki Sorochyntsi, Buzhok, Mali Sady, Stryzhivka, Verbivka, Panky, Bilozerka and other Ukrainian villages.
A Brief History of Technology also reached Donbas. Children from Sviatohorsk, Kramatorsk , Konstantynivka, Lysychansk, Kypiansk, Rubizhne and other cities and towns of the Eastern part of Ukraine are free to read this book.
In total, libraries from all over Ukraine received over 500 books from LuckyBooks. Earlier the following books were sent to libraries within LuckyBooks project: Summer in the DNA Length by Alina Shtefan, What If? by Randall Munroe, and George and the Unbreakable Code by Lucy and Stephen Hawking.