Rio de Janeiro Reopens Popular Library in Rocinha Favela

The reopening of Biblioteca-Parque da Rocinha is an uplifting turn of events during a troubled time for the city, and hopefully part of a larger trend.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Almost two weeks ago Rio de Janeiro state's department of culture reopened the Biblioteca Parque da Rocinha (Rocinha Library Park), in the largest favela community in Brazil, over a year after its initial closure.

The Secretary of Culture for the state, Leandro Monteiro, also announced that the department plans to reopen the library in Manguinhos, in Zona Norte (North Zone), on March 29th, and the state library of Rio, or Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?