It doesn't have a lot of books.
It doesn't have any comfy seating or lots of posters.
There's no reading challenge or program, or even an adult who staffs it daily.
But you know what? For kids who didn't have access to reading material that wasn't a textbook or other curriculum material, it's a chance to read just because they want to. Or maybe they need to for test points. Or maybe they just want to look at some pictures.
It's a chance for them to read, and maybe connect with a book. And maybe we "save" them. Who knows.