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As part of an effort to improve literary practices and promote cultural development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently made donations to 46 libraries throughout the state.

The donation was made as part of the “Leitura para todos” (“Reading for all”) project in collaboration with the state secretary of culture and creative economy.

A post on the Church’s Brazil Newsroom Facebook page said the donations included:

  • 42 computers
  • 53 amplified sound boxes
  • 42 wall shelves
  • 42 literary kits (186 titles or 7,812 Books)
  • 84 wireless microphones
  • 42 smart TVs

A ceremony was held at the Church’s meetinghouse in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 29 to present a certificate for the donations. Information about the donation and the ceremony was also published on

Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Brazil Area, said in the article: “For the Church of Jesus Christ it is a joy to participate in this cause. We always want to do good, and we feel that when working alongside secretary Danielle [Barros]. This action is the result of donations from many members of the Church in Brazil and in other parts of the world.”

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