Since the 1960s, Colombia has been facing an armed conflict, notably between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the FARC. In 2016, a peace agreement was finally signed between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos – Nobel Peace Prize – and the combattants. They put an end to half a century of civil war that left more than 6.9 million displaced, 266,396 dead, and 60,630 missing. To make the agreement effective and fight the inequalities that fueled the conflict, the government is betting on culture as a central element of national reconciliation. In partnership with the National Library of Colombia, twenty Ideas Box have been set up in demobilization and transition zones, where the guerrillas have now laid down their arms to reintegrate society. By creating meeting spaces, these libraries helped initiate the peace process by encouraging exchanges and restoring trust between affected communities. In 2018, the twenty Ideas Boxes were transferred to municipalities; today they are led by community librarians who have been trained by our team and staff at the National Library of Colombia.