Ruben Dario School Library and Computer Center Siares, Matagalpa, Nicaragua A building in the center of the Ruben Dario Elementary School campus sits empty and unused while there is no place for housing library materials or a computer center. A room which measures 786 cm x 584 cm inside would make a wonderful library and computer center for the community of Siares. The Parents organization are willing to help with the labor and providing night security for such a facility. The youth group named the Psicosocial Group would act as afternoon/evening staff taking turns managing the facility and helping individuals with the computers. Once Internet connection could be obtained, the computers would be used similar to an Internet café with fees charged to cover the cost of the monthly service. This would make the program self-sustaining. The structure is sound and has minimal electrical service. There is plenty of natural lights from the window openings but they are just covered with wire and must have tight windows installed. The floor has a tile covering so it is smooth and quite satisfactory. A dropped ceiling is required to keep birds and other living things out of the room protecting the books and computers. Some prices still need to be acquired. ROOM UPGRADE COSTS Electrical Rewiring w/ labor Labor-ceiling, stucco, window and door installation Materials for ceiling Doors Windows Stucco Paint C$13,456 C$4500 USD754 USD250 C$2420 C$10800 USD 179 USD 600 Furniture and Computers Book Shelves Study Tables and Chairs (Various heights for different aged clientel) Computer tables (along one wall) Computers- new units can be purchased in Managua for USD 655 each including taxes Printer – a printer to serve all the computers is approximately USD 300 including taxes Storage cabinet for toner, etc. Service counter for staff. A floor plan will be completed soon.