4/28/2022

Oliveira do Hospital gains reading box with Altice brand

​​​​​Altice Portugal, through the conversion project of old telephone boxes developed by the Altice Foundation, inaugurated one more micro-library in Portugal, this time in Oliveira do Hospital.


 
Ana Estelita, Director of the Altice Foundation, and Pedro Miguel Marques, from the Logistics Department of Altice Portugal (DLG), traveled to the region last Thursday, 21st of April, for the inauguration of another reading box created from an old telephone box.

 
This new Altice-branded micro-library joins the more than 45 reading boxes already spread throughout the country under the slogan "Take, give, read, give back", with the purpose of promoting the appreciation of reading as a human right and a condition for the free exercise of cultural citizenship.

 
The conversion of old telephone boxes is inspired by a movement started in the small village of Westbury-sub-Mendip, in the southwest of England, where the residents tried to transform one of the classic red telephone boxes into the smallest library in the world.

 
In Portugal, this project was started by the Altice Foundation, in 2013, and is part of a vast program within the scope of Altice Portugal's Social Responsibility, which focuses on key areas such as culture, education, music, sport, the Portuguese language, and social intervention.​