The library program play a role in BEA’s overall school curriculum. Most of our students can't read for pleasure because they can't afford such "luxuries" when they can't even afford their textbooks for public schools. If their public school has a library, they are not allowed to borrow the books. As part of BEA’s orientation week, we introduce the students to the library system: they learn about the library classification system, how to choose genres, the procedures for borrowing books, and how to take care of them. Throughout the semester, students participate in "book club" discussions in which they talk about the characters, the plot and themes of their book. Afterwards, they complete a two-page book report to submit for grading. Not only do the BEA kids get the chance to enjoy reading with this program, but they also get the chance to develop their critical thinking skills through sharing and analyzing their stories with each other.