This auction is supports the efforts at the Los Mangos Library in Puerto Vallarta in re-establishing the library collection of Sally Conley, who died in December 2008.
Puerto Vallarta recently lost one of its grand altruistic citizens, with the sudden passing of Sally Conley, on Monday, December 1, 2008. Founder of the Biblioteca la Higuera, this amazing lady worked tirelessly to build a library under the giant fig tree in the courtyard behind her house, to create a literary oasis for the needy children in Pitillal.
What started out as a little library soon became filled with children’s books in both English and Spanish. There were also craft classes for the children to be able to express themselves artistically, all set in a friendly and loving environment, and staffed with volunteers to help them learn and grow in the one-on-one and small group attention that many of them lacked in school.
Conley believed in the magic of reading and worked tirelessly to impart this gift to the children who adored her and frequented her special little library. She will be dearly missed by the children in Pitillal and everyone who knew her.
– by Cynthia Beare, Virtual Vallarta