I returned from Mexico City last week with deeper knowledge of the Latin American culture and an appreciation for the Americas past. The city, located on a plateau at an altitude of 7,300 ft, had much to offer with its rich culture, delicious cuisine, and warm people. I toured the Teotihuacán pyramids, the artist village of Coyoacán where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived and worked, and the world renowned National Museum of Anthropology.
While there, I also visited OverDrive’s partner Librisite, which works with libraries in Latin America and Spain including the largest library in Mexico UNAM. I learned about the library systems in Mexico and how the public libraries are not as well funded or used as the university and institutional libraries. Librisite has worked to open more than seven OverDrive download libraries across the Federal District, including the Metropolitan Autonomous University, which has popular collections that are similar to a public library.
Finally, I wrapped up my Mexican adventure with an exciting lucha libre match and came home with my own luchador mask!