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Grow with KORU


“The library remains one of the few places in the world where you don’t have to buy anything,

know anyone, or believe anything to enter in.”

Katherine Rundell

Mission Statement:
To provide a community center for sharing and learning about others and ourselves and how we all coexist in the world around us through reading, writing, language, social-emotional, mindfulness, multicultural, and diverse classes, books, and opportunities

Our Story

Multicultural / Diverse


In 2016, we opened a library on Jeju Island in South Korea – a space where adults and children could learn more about the world. After seeing the impact that KORU has had on the lives of others through the sharing of books, art, ideas, and mindful learning, we have opened a second branch in

Tucson, Arizona at The Historic Y.

KORU Tucson is a public charity providing library resources, classes, books, and other learning opportunities.

Events and Workshops

There are regular events held throughout the year, such as Winter and Summer Programs for students and Halloween/Day of the Dead Celebrations for all.

There are also one-off events and workshops, such as candle-making, musical guests, hula lessons, World Awareness Day, Dia de Mexico, England Day, singing-bowl sound drawing, and the UN Workshop.
In the past, we’ve run programs such as Hundertwasser, Mindful Learning, World Indigenous Cultures and Diversity, Mexico, New Zealand, Yemen, Ireland, Greece, India, and Turkiye camps.

Attendees left with a new perspective and understanding of how the world around them operates, creates, and coexists.

Diverse Library

Many of the books in our library have been donated from around the world by family, friends, patrons, and complete strangers who learned of us through our social networks. Other books were procured in countries such as
New Zealand, Thailand, Japan,
Vietnam, China, and the USA.
We have also received books from published authors, artists, and educators.


With a focus on multiculturalism, art, communication, mindfulness, social-emotional awareness, and critical-thinking skills, we provide reading, writing, ELL/ESL language, and crafts classes using a communicative approach.
We also provide independent learning time and a quiet space to do homework, available to all.


"Among the many worlds that man did not receive as a gift from nature
but created out of his own mind,
the world of books is the greatest...
Without the word, without the writing of books,
there is no history, there is no concept of humanity.
And if anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space,
in a single house or a single room, the history of the human spirit and to make it his own,

he can only do this in the form of a collection of books."

Hermann Hesse

If you have any questions about our purpose or availability, please contact us.

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Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that kids and grown-ups alike will continue to benefit from the enrichment and support offered by Koru. Thank you for your generosity and support of our education, arts, and culture.


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501c3 – Tax Deductible

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