On the 21st of June 2017 the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room celebrated their 17th anniversary. The Xanana Gusmao Reading Room has been going for 17 years with the aim of creating the next generation of readers in Timor-Leste. On this day we had a book sale to help encourage everyone to read! Many members of the public came along and books were sold for as little as 10c! The funds from the book sale will go towards improving the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room even more.
The staff celebrated their accomplishments over the years after work with cake and Timorense coffee whilst talking about how far the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room has come! They had discussions about their progress and goals they want to accomplish in the future.